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The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373912
eISBN:
9780199865604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book is intended to be read at any stage in the dissertation process, but will be particularly useful in the early stages of preparation for a social work dissertation, and as a reference ... More


An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Ray Chambers and Robert Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This book is an introduction to the model-based approach to survey sampling. It consists of three parts, with Part I focusing on estimation of population totals. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce survey ... More


Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Thomas J. Stohlgren

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book provides sampling designs for measuring species richness and diversity, patterns of plant diversity, species-environment relationships, and species distributions in complex landscapes and ... More


Methodological Alternatives and Supplements to Random Sampling

Patrick Dattalo

in Strategies to Approximate Random Sampling and Assignment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378351
eISBN:
9780199864645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378351.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter begins with a discussion of external validity and sampling bias. Next, the rationale and limitations of RS as a way to maximize external validity and minimize sampling bias are ... More


Sampling and Measurement

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

in The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373912
eISBN:
9780199865604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines participant selection, sampling design, sample size and sampling error; as well as the importance of statistical power, effect size, confidence levels, and confidence intervals. ... More


A Monte Carlo Comparison of OLS Estimation Errors and Design Efficiencies in a Two‐Stage Stratified Random Sampling Procedure for a Contingent Valuation Study

Kyeongae Choe, William R. Parke, and Dale Whittington

in Valuing Environmental Preferences: Theory and Practice of the Contingent Valuation Method in the US, EU , and developing Countries

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248919
eISBN:
9780191595950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248915.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In many settings, a random sample may not be cost‐inefficient, so that a two‐stage stratified random sample is adopted in contingent valuation (CV) studies. The first stage comprises identifying a ... More


Sample size and power estimates

Curtis L. Meinert and Susan Tonascia

in Clinical Trials: Design, Conduct and Analysis

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195035681
eISBN:
9780199864478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195035681.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the role of sample size and power estimates in planning a trial. It details the methods for making such calculations in trials involving fixed sample designs.


Populations with Regression Structure

Raymond L. Chambers and Robert G. Clark

in An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

When there is a single continuous auxiliary variable, it is often reasonable to assume a simple linear regression model relating this variable to the variable of interest. This chapter describes the ... More


Designing carnivore surveys

Luigi Boitani, Paolo Ciucci, and Alessio Mortelliti

in Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199558520
eISBN:
9780191774546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the challenges associated with planning and implementing a field survey on carnivores. Following the definition of the term ‘survey’, the main issues associated with the several ... More


The General Linear Population Model

Raymond L. Chambers and Robert G. Clark

in An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

All of the models discussed in chapters 3 through 6 are special cases of the correlated general linear population model. This chapter describes the general linear population model, and the correlated ... More


Basic concepts

David G. Hankin, Michael S. Mohr, and Ken B. Newman

in Sampling Theory: For the Ecological and Natural Resource Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198815792
eISBN:
9780191853463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815792.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This chapter provides a conceptual, visual and non-quantitative presentation of the basic principles of sampling theory which are developed in formal quantitative fashion in subsequent chapters. ... More


Applications of Active Learning

Masashi Sugiyama and Motoaki Kawanabe

in Machine Learning in Non-Stationary Environments: Introduction to Covariate Shift Adaptation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262017091
eISBN:
9780262301220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017091.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Machine Learning

This chapter describes real-world applications of active learning techniques: sampling policy design in reinforcement learning and wafer alignment in semiconductor exposure apparatus.


Environmental DNA: For Biodiversity Research and Monitoring

Pierre Taberlet, Aurélie Bonin, Lucie Zinger, and Eric Coissac

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198767220
eISBN:
9780191821387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767220.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Environmental DNA (eDNA), i.e. DNA released in the environment by any living form, represents a formidable opportunity to gather high-throughput and standard information on the distribution or ... More


NREGA’s Characteristics and the Methodology of the Study

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

in Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

It first discusses NREGA’s goals and the reviews of the scheme by policy makers and scholars. NREGA is a targeted program where instead of relying on an administrator to choose the beneficiaries, ... More


Ecological Statistics: Contemporary theory and application

Gordon A. Fox, Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich, and Vinicio J. Sosa (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199672547
eISBN:
9780191796487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672547.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This book discusses the change in use of statistics in ecology—especially the increased use (over the last two decades) of more sophisticated statistical and computational methods. This book also ... More


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