2. The Population and the Sample

  1. Paul S. Levy1 and
  2. Stanley Lemeshow2

Published Online: 30 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470374597.ch2

Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition

Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Levy, P. S. and Lemeshow, S. (2008) The Population and the Sample, in Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470374597.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    RTI International, Statistical Research Division, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  2. 2

    The Ohio State University, College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470040072

Online ISBN: 9780470374597

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Keywords:

  • population;
  • elementary units;
  • population parameters;
  • nonprobability sampling;
  • sampling distributions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Population

  • The Sample

  • Sampling Measurements and Summary Statistics

  • Sampling Distributions

  • Characteristics of Estimates of Population Parameters

  • Criteria for a Good Sample Design

  • Summary