Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Christman, M. C. 2013. Multistage Design . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 4.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
Multistage sampling designs are probability based sampling strategies for obtaining more information about a population with less cost than would be possible under a single stage design. Examples of such approaches include ranked set sampling, double sampling for stratification, and multistage cluster sampling. In all cases a first stage sample is selected, e.g. a set of randomly selected transects through a habitat, and subsequently a subset of observations from this initial sample, e.g. observations at randomly selected locations along the transects, are selected for data collection.
- cluster sampling;
- double sampling;
- two-stage sampling;
- ranked set sampling;