8. Cluster Sampling: Introduction and Overview

  1. Paul S. Levy1 and
  2. Stanley Lemeshow2

Published Online: 30 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470374597.ch8

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) Cluster Sampling: Introduction and Overview, in Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470374597.ch8

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:

  • cluster sampling;
  • high standard errors;
  • human populations;
  • simple random sampling;
  • two-stage cluster sampling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is Cluster Sampling?

  • Why Is Cluster Sampling Widely Used?

  • A Disadvantage of Cluster Sampling: High Standard Errors

  • How Cluster Sampling Is Treated in This Book

  • Summary