8-cluster sampling - Cl l d d i l d sampling...

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5/3/2013 1 8. Cluster Sampling 1 Elements in the population are grouped according to some criteria to form clusters The clusters are the sampling units Cl l d d i l d Clusters are selected under simple random sampling 2 Example 1. Individuals in an area might be grouped based on their addresses to form clusters. 2 dd i h b d f 2. Addresses might be grouped to form regions (clusters), and regions are sampling units. 3 Why use cluster samples? Constructing a sampling frame list of observation units may be difficult, expensive, i ibl or impossible The population may be widely distributed geographically or may occur in natural clusters such as households or schools 4 Basically, cluster sampling is simple random sampling with cluster as the sampling unit and the variation among the clusters (sampling units) determine the degree of error in the estimates 5 Notation: N : Number of clusters in the population M i : Number of elements in cluster i , i = 1, 2, …, N M :
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