Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 13 | Page No.: 1355-1363
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1355.1363
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

A New Sampling Design for a Spatial Population: Path Sampling

Mena Patummasut and Arthur L. Dryver

Abstract:
This study proposed a new cost-effective and convenient sampling design for a spatial population, called “path sampling” and which offers the ability to sample all of the units in the researcher’s path traversed during the sampling. Path sampling is a design in which the researcher selects a path or paths from start to finish, as opposed to selecting units. Path sampling offers unbiased estimators for both mean and variance. This paper covers the pros and cons of path sampling in comparison to simple random sampling and cluster sampling.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Adaptive Cluster Sampling with Spatially Clustered Secondary Units
How to cite this article:

Mena Patummasut and Arthur L. Dryver, 2012. A New Sampling Design for a Spatial Population: Path Sampling. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 1355-1363.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1355.1363

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2012.1355.1363

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom