# Sampling Theory and Methods

## Objectives

·     Cover basic theoretical and practical aspects of survey sampling;

·     Familiarize participants with sampling terminology and the general objectives of sample surveys;

·     Present the classical statistical sampling methods, conditions and situations where each one is appropriate;

·     Provide practice in applying the sampling methods discussed in class and the calculations of sample dimensions, desired estimates and their measures of precision;

Be able to apply new knowledge in a daily work environment.

## General characterization

200184

7.5

##### Responsible teacher

Pedro Miguel Pereira Simões Coelho

##### Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

##### Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English

### Prerequisites

• Perfect knowledge of general statistics
• descriptive statistics
• inductive statistics;
• Perfect conceptual master of specific concepts like
• Random Variable
• Distribution
• Parameters
• Estimator
• Estimate
• Estimators’ main properties
• Confidence intervals (relevant)
• Hypothesis testing (optional)
• Central limit Theorem (relevant)

### Bibliography

• William G. Cochran (1977) Sampling Techniques, 3-rd Ed. New York: Wiley, ISBN 0-471-16240-X
• Carl-Erik Särndal, Bengt Swensson, Jan Wretman (1992) Model Assisted Survey Sampling. New York: S p r i n g e r V e r l a g , I S B N 0 - 3 8 7 - 9 7 5 2 8 - 4 Carl-Erik Särndal, Sixten Lundström (2005)
• Estimation in Surveys with Nonresponse. Chichester: W i l e y , I S B N 0 - 4 7 0 - 0 1 1 3 3 - 5
• Pinheiro J, Coelho, P et all, As Sondagens (2016), Escolar Editora, ISBN 9789725925140.

### Teaching method

Theoretical Practical courses based in presentations and a number of variants using very specific excel intereactive files.

### Evaluation method

Midterm         35%    Final exam      65%

## Subject matter

The complete syllabus is in the respective moodle website:

https://elearning.novaims.unl.pt/pluginfile.php/114160/mod_resource/content/0/Syllabus%20Sampling%20Theory%20and%20Methods%20Spring%202022.pdf

## Programs

Programs where the course is taught: