12. Cluster and Systematic Sampling

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch12

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Cluster and Systematic Sampling, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch12

Author Information

  1. Simon Fraser University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470402313

Online ISBN: 9781118162934



  • cluster, systematic sampling;
  • draw-by-draw selection probabilities;
  • cost of sampling units


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Primary Units Selected by Simple Random Sampling

  • Primary Units Selected with Probabilities Proportional to Size

  • The Basic Principle

  • Single Systematic Sample

  • Variance and Cost in Cluster and Systematic Sampling

  • Computing Notes

  • Exercises