Summary: Focusing on the practical aspects of survey sampling, this introduction is intended for a one-term service course in survey sampling for students in the social sciences, business, and natural resources management (college algebra prerequisite). Appealing to the student with a limited background in math. Benefits: * A broad range of applications of interest to students plus many exercises, examples, cases, and experiences.
* Numerous practical examples work ...show moreed out in detail.
* Increased emphasis on the computer: new spreadsheet calculations throughout, inclusion of numerous MINITAB macros, a new appendix with MINITAB and SAS macros, and a new data disk.
* Increased emphasis on graphical description of data and a more detailed discussion of plots to detect influential observations. ...show less