15. Network Sampling and Link-Tracing Designs

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch15

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Network Sampling and Link-Tracing Designs, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch15

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



  • network sampling, inclusion probabilities;
  • hard-to-detect, and link-tracing;
  • variance, stratified multiplicity estimator


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Estimation of the Population Total or Mean

  • Derivations and Comments

  • Stratification in Network Sampling

  • Other Link-Tracing Designs

  • Computing Notes

  • Exercises