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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 13 | Page No.: 1355-1363
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1355.1363
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A New Sampling Design for a Spatial Population: Path Sampling

Mena Patummasut and Arthur L. Dryver

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.
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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






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