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by Stanley Lemeshow,Paul S. Levy

A unique, accessible guide to current practices in population sampling. Now in its third edition, this popular sampling text continues to provide a highly readable, practical treatment of the subject. Keeping the mathematics to a minimum, it walks the reader through real-world sample surveys-from sampling designs to problems of missing data and nonresponse to estimation procedures. This expanded and updated edition reflects the many developments in the field since the publication of the Second Edition, including the latest methods of multistage sampling, analysis of sample survey data, and software manipulation. Sampling of Populations, Third Edition offers: * A wealth of examples illustrating key statistical issues with data sets available for downloading over the Internet. * An emphasis on the most widely used sampling designs today, including completely revised chapters on cluster sampling designs. * A new chapter devoted to telephone sampling and interviewing techniques-contributed by Robert Casady and James M. Lepkowski, who have made many important contributions in the area of telephone surveys. * Illustrative examples detailing how statistical analysis can be performed by means of software now available for use on personal computers and designed specifically for analysis of sample survey data. * Many new and updated practice exercises.
Download Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications (Wiley Series in Survey Methodology) epub
ISBN: 0471155756
ISBN13: 978-0471155751
Category: Science
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Author: Stanley Lemeshow,Paul S. Levy
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 3 edition (February 26, 1999)
Pages: 568 pages
ePUB size: 1905 kb
FB2 size: 1904 kb
Rating: 4.7
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I'm taking a sampling course at Columbia. It uses Sharon Lohr's book Sampling Design and Analysis. Lohr's book is great if you're a statistician and are deeply immersed in statistical notation. If you are someone like me who uses stats in applied settings and haven't had a pure stats class in years and don't know statistical notation very well, then the Levy Lemeshow book is far superior to Lohr's. Both books follow the same outline only Levy and Lemeshow give good examples of applying the theory, work through the problems and the notations are clearly explained. In a chapter on cluster sampling Lohr uses an example of some analyst measuring egg volume in coots' clutches while Levy and Lemeshow demonstrate the same principle using a sample problem involving hospitals. Guess which is easier to understand - hospitals. After struggling for the first 6 weeks of my sampling course I gave up on Lohr and spent most of my time reading Levy and Lemeshow. I highly recommend this for anyone trying to learn sampling statistics
Both authors are from public health schools. One is from Amherst, MA. Go Umass! This does make studying statistics more interesting. One can easily adapt the sampling design and methods to marketing surveys that are required of MBA students.
This book is very practical. It is easy to get along as all the formulas are summarized in a nice way.

However, I am very disappointed because I found a lot of errors in the book. I can't believe I am reading a third edition book with such many errors. Most of the errors are typos. But some of the errors are even in the formulas. That means if you follow these wrong formulas, you get wrong answer!

I will report the major errors I found here:

(1)P147 The first two equations are for "Total" (Not "Mean"), the second two equations are for "Mean" (Not "Total").

(2)P149 The first equation, on the left handside, it should be "SE_hat(X_str')" not (SE_hat(X_str_bar)).

(3)P149 The third equations, under square root, there should be a summation from h=1 to L.

(4)P170 equation 6.20. The right most term should be "((N-N_h)/N)", not ((N-n_h)/N).

I havent finished the book yet. I will keep posting the errors as I read along.
I am a Ph.D. student in public health (epidemiology), and I already have a Ph.D. in the behavioral sciences. I will sign my name, unlike the other writer. Rather than solely talk about the issues of the text, the student complains about the administration of the course in question.

I found the text to be readable and useful. My findings concur with the practitioner and other reviewers in Columbus, OH. I found the use of the solutions manual to be helpful in my understanding of the material.

The complaints voiced by the "stats student" are best ignored. I was in that course section, and those comments are not relevant to the worth of the text.
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The best thing about this book is that it summarizes all the equations in boxes throughout the book. Therefore you don't have to hunt down the equations you need, unlike with many other statistics books. The book's explanations are clear and to the point, and therefore makes a great desk reference.
The one sole downside to this text is its price. $90 is a bit steep for this small light weight volume.
I'm not sure of current e-books publishing models, but currently the kindle edition is priced over 300% of the 2009 paperback edition. Apparently Amazon and Wiley hope to take advantage of people who need the book immediately or prefer e-books. Very occasionally I'm willing to pay a premium but this mark-up is ridiculous.