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SurvMeth 617

Sampling Theory
Instructor(s): Walter Dempsey
Term: Winter
3 credits (Sampling & Estimation course)

Methods and Theory of Sample Design is concerned with the theory underlying the methods of survey sampling widely used in practice. It covers the basic techniques of simple random sampling, stratification, systematic sampling, cluster and multi-stage sampling, and probability proportional to size sampling. It also examines methods of variance estimation for complex sample designs, including the Taylor series expansion method, balanced repeated replications, and jackknife methods.

This course is crosslisted with the Biostatistics Department.

Prerequisites: Three or more courses in statistics, and preferably a course in methods of survey sampling.