6. Unequal Probability Sampling

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch6

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Unequal Probability Sampling, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch6

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



  • unequal probability sampling;
  • Horvitz–Thompson estimator;
  • computing notes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sampling with Replacement: The Hansen–Hurwitz Estimator

  • Any Design: The Horvitz–Thompson Estimator

  • Generalized Unequal-Probability Estimator

  • Small Population Example

  • Derivations and Comments

  • Computing Notes

  • Exercises