2. Simple Random Sampling

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch2

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Simple Random Sampling, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch2

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



  • random sampling, finite, correction factor;
  • model-based approach, to sampling;
  • stochastic simulation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Selecting a Simple Random Sample

  • Estimating the Population Mean

  • Estimating the Population Total

  • Some Underlying Ideas

  • Random Sampling with Replacement

  • Derivations for Random Sampling

  • Model-Based Approach to Sampling

  • Computing Notes

  • Exercises