24. Adaptive Cluster Sampling

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch24

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Adaptive Cluster Sampling, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch24

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



  • adaptive cluster, probability sampling;
  • adaptive design, and population type;
  • Rao–Blackwell estimators


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Designs

  • Estimators

  • When Adaptive Cluster Sampling Is Better than Simple Random Sampling

  • Expected Sample Size, Cost, and Yield

  • Comparative Efficiencies of Adaptive and Conventional Sampling

  • Further Improvement of Estimators

  • Derivations

  • Data for Examples and Figures

  • Exercises