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Uploaded by: ARVILLA This course is an introductory course on the design and analysis of sample surveys. PDF | Concept of Sampling: Population, Sample, Sampling, Sampling Sampling With and Without Replacement, Sample Design; Purpose of Sampling; strategy serves a particular data gathering and analysis purpose. Jerzy Witold Wiśniewski: Correlation and regression of economic qualitative features, Lambert Academic Publishing, , ISBN , 72 pp.

Similar to Microsoft Access and built on the Jet 4. The program allows for record and field level data entry and analysis. Globally, many public health professionals use this software, as can be demonstrated by the independent effort some have made to customize the software in different languages Centers for Disease Control, b. Epi Info is still under active development, its latest version 3.

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Andy Dean, founder of Epi Info, has been working on a similar new project called OpenEpi Open Source epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health, , at attempt to provide open source software for Epidemiologists. The software runs either from a web browser connected to the OpenEpi website, or as a downloadable application which runs in a browser. This software does not offer complex sample analysis, but is worth watching for future development.

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Dean is well-known among the Epi Info user base and the new software includes many of the classic Epi Info features. The company does not currently provide its documentation online, but instead has encouraged users Data Analysis Software for Complex Sample Designs 5 or prospective users to access its various community offerings StataCorp LP, a. Overall, Stata has historically and currently provided a large range of descriptive and statistical modeling procedures appropriate for complex sample analysis, including a probit procedure StataCorp LP, b.

The Stata website provides the ability to search past messages and papers by keyword. Their comparative chart has the clear and important caveat that the features are all subject to change. In doing any analysis, researchers should therefore carefully study the appropriate documentation for the statistical software version and update configuration , and contact the vendor in case ambiguity exists. Finally, Horton and Fitzmaurice provide a tutorial on complex sample analysis.

SPSS Inc. In Gupta et al. Gift et al. Schuchat et al. Scott and Wild generally studied the Data Analysis Software for Complex Sample Designs 7 problem of analyzing population-based unmatched case-control studies in which the controls and sometimes cases come from a complex multistage survey; they use SUDAAN to illustrate the benefits, and discuss the comparative pitfalls of using standard logistic regression instead of complex sample logistic regression.

Sun et al. RTI International provides online documentation detailing various procedures all part of the same single software program which can be used to analyze complex samples RTI International, a. How the variance estimates are calculated depends on the software parameters chosen, and the documentation provides the best details on the specific statistical methodologies. Further assistance can be obtained by contacting RTI International. Online, SAS has provided free technical support for licensed users.

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The article provides a SAS macro which shows a way of analyzing data for a two- stage cluster without replacement, and provides tips on how to modify the macro for more general use. For SAS users running versions before 8.

Starting with version 8. The SAS documentation for version 9. SAS software is based on the Taylor expansion method, which is appropriate for sampling with replacement.

The variance estimate only requires identifying the primary sampling unit, and is not dependent on additional stages of sampling. More information on variance estimation is available in Cochran , Lohr , and Kish Cost is an important initial consideration, and may be the final consideration for restricted budgets.

Beyond cost, the data manipulation and features vary among products, and in many cases each software package offers a variety of modeling capabilities beyond basic variable transformations.

Given that each software package listed represents a growing community, the comprehensive documentation and technical support options are important. In some cases, technical support may have additional costs.

Increasingly, organizations are making it possible for users to help one another through online forums, mailing lists, or user group conferences. Ongoing product development is important because it reflects a commitment by the sponsoring organization to the user base. While a specific version may be stable production software, the supporting organization may not be investing resources. Epi Info, for example, had stopped development in only to resume in At the time it stopped, there was no promise of returning since the project currently depends on short-term revenue and resources.

By contrast, SAS 9 was released in , and though there have not been any significant functional updates for complex data analysis in four years, SAS users have a confidence that SAS has committed significant resources to long-term development, including responding to reported software bugs.

Similarly, any of the software packages may choose to stop developing new features for complex sample analysis, while simultaneously growing their software in other ways. Each user needs to evaluate appropriate choices based on the scope of need short or long term and the extent of personal and organizational resources available to analyze complex sample data. Some may wonder which one package is the best.

A way to answer the question is by analogy with spoons in the kitchen. Many people have different types of spoons for different purposes. People with well-stocked kitchens have many types of spoons, and by analogy, the Centers for Disease Control has licenses on all these products to allow its scientists to benefit from the collective features.

Consistently, in working with scientists around the world, many now prefer SPSS as the best single standalone package. Finally, if money is an issue, we have to recommend Epi Info. All the software packages reviewed merit consideration and each one is undergoing product development. Expect to see new features for all these choices in coming years. Conclusion This paper describes major features of software which can be used to estimate variances for complex sample designs.

Performing such analysis presumes a solid understanding of the statistical science behind such calculations Cochran, ; Kalton, ; Kish, ; Lohr, Software vendors provide their own websites which have the most current version information.

Data Analysis Software for Complex Sample Designs 15 In addition, some vendors also provide online communities where questions may be answered. These interactive communities may be a way to obtain support by users experienced with the latest procedures, as well as network with professionals performing similar analyses. This paper provides examples of how researchers used specific software packages to analyze complex survey data. We briefly review distance sampling and its assumptions, outline the history, structure and capabilities of Distance, and provide hints on its use.

Good survey design is a crucial prerequisite for obtaining reliable results. Distance has a survey design engine, with a built-in geographic information system, that allows properties of different proposed designs to be examined via simulation, and survey plans to be generated. A first step in analysis of distance sampling data is modelling the probability of detection.

Distance contains three increasingly sophisticated analysis engines for this: conventional distance sampling, which models detection probability as a function of distance from the transect and assumes all objects at zero distance are detected; multiple-covariate distance sampling, which allows covariates in addition to distance; and mark—recapture distance sampling, which relaxes the assumption of certain detection at zero distance.

All three engines allow estimation of density or abundance, stratified if required, with associated measures of precision calculated either analytically or via the bootstrap. Advanced analysis topics covered include the use of multipliers to allow analysis of indirect surveys such as dung or nest surveys , the density surface modelling analysis engine for spatial and habitat modelling, and information about accessing the analysis engines directly from other software.

Synthesis and applications. Distance sampling is a key method for producing abundance and density estimates in challenging field conditions. The theory underlying the methods continues to expand to cope with realistic estimation situations. In step with theoretical developments, state-of-the-art software that implements these methods is described that makes the methods accessible to practising ecologists.

Objects are usually animals or animal groups termed clusters , but may be plants or inanimate objects. Detections are usually of animals or clusters, but may be of cues such as whale blows or bird songbursts or sign such as dung or nests.

Conventional distance sampling CDS methods are described by Buckland et al. In this paper, we describe version 6 of the software and its capabilities, and give guidance on how to use it to design and analyse surveys. What is distance sampling?

Types of distance sampling The most widely used form of distance sampling is line transect sampling. A survey region is sampled by placing a number of lines at random in the region or, more commonly, a series of systematically spaced parallel lines with a random start point.

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An observer travels along each line, recording any animals detected within a distance w of the line. In the standard method, we assume all animals on the line are detected, but detection probability decreases with increasing distance from the line. Hence, not all animals in the strip of half-width w need to be detected.

In addition, the distance of each detected animal from the line is recorded. We use the distribution of these distances to estimate the proportion of animals in the strip that is detected, which allows us to estimate animal density and abundance. If animals occur in well-defined clusters e.

A second common form, particularly for surveys of breeding songbirds, is point transect sampling, where the design is based on randomly placed points rather than lines.

Several other variations exist. In indirect surveys, animal signs are surveyed by one of the above methods, and sign density is converted to animal density using estimates of sign production and decay rates Marques et al.

In cue count surveys nearly instantaneous cues are surveyed, e. In trapping or lure point transect sampling, a single trap or lure is placed at each point of the design, and the probability of detecting a given animal is estimated by conducting separate trials on animals with known location Buckland et al. Assumptions We briefly summarize the key assumptions of the basic method for a more detailed discussion, see Buckland et al.

Many of the recent advances of distance sampling allow one or more of these assumptions to be relaxed. There are just three key assumptions.


Such methods are quite often used for marine mammal surveys. The mark—recapture distance sampling MRDS engine of Distance can be used to analyse such double-observer data. In practice, non-responsive movement in line transect surveys is not problematic provided it is slow relative to the speed of the observer. Non-responsive movement is more problematic for point transect surveys, leading to overestimation of density Buckland et al.

Responsive movement before detection is problematic because animals are assumed to be located independently of the position of the line or point see below ; implications are addressed by Fewster et al. Wherever possible, training and technology e. Provided distance measurements are approximately unbiased, bias in line transect estimates tends to be small in the presence of measurement errors, but larger for estimates from point transect surveys Buckland et al.

In this case, it is important to obtain accurate angles, particularly for small angles, and an angle board can be used to help achieve this.Open Source epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health. In some cases, technical support may have additional costs.

Sampling Design for Two Combined Samples of the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN)

In doing any analysis, researchers should therefore carefully study the appropriate documentation for the statistical software version and update configuration , and contact the vendor in case ambiguity exists. Hit a particularly tricky question? In the context of land cover accuracy results and introduces a first estimate of two kinds of per products derived from pixel-based classification of satellite class accuracies inherent in the classification system: You bet!

By Raymond Czaplewski. The methods were comprehensively documented in a second monograph Buckland et al. Solutions Manuals are available for thousands of the most popular college and high school textbooks in subjects such as Math, Science Physics , Chemistry , Biology , Engineering Mechanical , Electrical , Civil , Business and more.