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Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition

$114.50 each

Paul S. Levy and Stanley Lemeshow
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: 2008
ISBN-13: 978-0-470-04007-2
Pages: 576; hardcover
Price: $114.50

Comment from the Stata technical group

The fourth edition of Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, by Paul S. Levy and Stanley Lemeshow, introduces the methods of survey statistics while grounding the analysis in concise empirical applications. Because many of the examples use Stata, the book is also a good introduction to survey methods using Stata. In fact, many of the updates in this edition feature Stata's increasing capabilities in survey methods.

Levy and Lemeshow begin by describing the reasons why sample surveys are used and some of the costs and benefits to different designs. One chapter introduces the basic concepts of populations, samples, sampling distribution, and characteristics of population parameter estimates. The authors then take the reader on a tour of the major sampling designs: simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified random sampling, and cluster sampling. For each survey design, the authors derive estimators for standard population parameters. They illustrate formulas with empirical examples, many of which use Stata. They also present accessible treatments of ratio estimation, variance estimation, and several special topics, including nonresponse and missing data. The fourth edition also includes a new chapter on constructing survey weights for various designs and reweighting scenarios.

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