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Adaptive Sampling (Wiley Series in Probability & Statistics)by Steven K. Thompson
Synopses & Reviews
Offering a viable solution to the long-standing problem of estimating the abundance of rare, clustered populations, adaptive sampling designs are rapidly gaining prominence in the natural and social sciences as well as in other fields with inherently difficult sampling situations. In marked contrast to conventional sampling designs, in which the entire sample of units to be observed is fixed prior to the survey, adaptive sampling strategies allow for increased sampling intensity depending upon observations made during the survey. For example, in a survey to assess the abundance of a rare animal species, neighboring sites may be added to the sample whenever the species is encountered during the survey. In an epidemiological survey of a contagious or genetically linked disease, sampling intensity may be increased whenever prevalence of the disease is encountered.
Written by two acknowledged experts in this emerging field, this book offers researchers their first comprehensive introduction to adaptive sampling. An ideal reference for statisticians conducting research in survey designs and spatial statistics as well as researchers working in the environmental, ecological, public health, and biomedical sciences.
Book News Annotation:
Introduces natural and social scientists to an emerging method of sampling rare, clustered populations. The approach allows increased sampling intensity depending upon observations made during the survey. Explains the theory and practice; reports on recent research findings; describes a range of strategies and techniques; and presents a wide range of examples from studies on environmental pollution, rare animal and plant species, contagious diseases, markets, and others.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-259) and index.
About the Author
STEVEN K. THOMPSON, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Statistics at Pennsylvania State University.
GEORGE A. F. SEBER, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Fixed-Population Sampling Theory.
Stochastic Population Sampling Theory.
Adaptive Cluster Sampling.
Efficiency and Sample Size Issues.
Adaptive Cluster Sampling Based on Order Statistics.
Adaptive Allocation in Stratified Sampling.
Multivariate Aspects of Adaptive Sampling.
Detectability in Adaptive Sampling.
Optimal Sampling Strategies.
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