STS 213 SURVEY SAMPLING METHODS

An introduction to the concepts and methods of statistical reasoning associated with sample surveys. This course emphasizes rationales, applications and interpretations of sampling strategies used for estimation. Advanced statistical software such as SAS or SPlus may be used. Case studies of survey methods are drawn primarily from the social sciences while field sampling applications to ecological and environmental research may be used. Topics include survey design issues, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, single- and two-stage cluster sampling, systematic sampling, parameter estimation and sample size calculation. Written reports link statistical theory and practice with communication of results.

Credits

4 sh

Prerequisite

STS 212 or permission of the statistics program coordinator

Course Types

First Year Foundations, Science

Offered

Offered fall.

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