3. Simple Random Sampling

  1. Paul S. Levy1 and
  2. Stanley Lemeshow2

Published Online: 30 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470374597.ch3

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) Simple Random Sampling, in Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470374597.ch3

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:

  • simple random sampling;
  • probability;
  • population characteristics;
  • estimation formulas;
  • numerical computation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is a Simple Random Sample?

  • Estimation of Population Characteristics Under Simple Random Sampling

  • Sampling Distributions of Estimated Population Characteristics

  • Coefficients of Variation of Estimated Population Parameters

  • Reliability of Estimates

  • Estimation of Parameters for Subdomains

  • How Large a Sample Do We Need?

  • Why Simple Random Sampling Is Rarely Used

  • Summary