Concepts of Population, Sample, Sampling, Interval and Point Estimation and Posing the Problem of Sampling. Size of Population, Size of Sample, Sampling Design, Sampling Scheme. Unequal Probability Sampling, Ratio-Estimation, Lahiri's Sampling Scheme, Hartley-Ross Estimator. Stratified and Cluster Sampling. Super-Population Modeling, Prediction Approach, Model-Assisted Approach, and Bayesian Methods. Randomized Response and Indirect Questioning. Small Area Estimation. Network Sampling, Adaptive Sampling, Size Control, and Controlled Sampling. Analytical Surveys. Bibliography. Index.
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