An Introduction to Sample Survey Theory and Methods *

Course Number: 
411
Credits: 
3
Frequency: 
Fall
Course Description: 
An introduction to the methods used to design sample surveys and analyze the results. Topics covered include: basic tools, simple random sampling, ratio and regression estimation, stratification, systematic sampling, cluster (area) sampling, two-stage sampling, unequal probability sampling, non-sampling errors, and missing data. For illustration and clarification, examples are drawn from diverse areas of application.
Course Prerequisites: 
Stat 333
Course Audience: 
Students majoring in math or statistics or those wishing to take additional statistics courses.