Article

A proposal for a two-step sampling design to oversample units responding to prescribed characteristics

Citation

Andreis F & Bonetti M (2018) A proposal for a two-step sampling design to oversample units responding to prescribed characteristics. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 25 (1), pp. 139-154. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10651-017-0396-9

Abstract
We introduce a novel method to extract a sample from a finite population where units with desired characteristics are over-represented. The approach is both sequential and adaptive and allows, via suitable compositions of predictive and objective functions, to target specific subsets of the population. We consider the problem of estimation and conjecture the validity of a modified Horvitz–Thompson estimator capable to account for the imbalance induced by the targeting procedure. After discussing how to apply the method to the sampling of geographically distributed units, we investigate its potential via simulations.

Keywords
pi-ps designs; Adaptive sampling; Hot deck imputation; Oversampling; Sequential methods; Spatial sampling

Notes
Online publication date: 19 Jan 2018

Journal
Environmental and Ecological Statistics: Volume 25, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date01/03/2018
Date accepted by journal20/12/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27563
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN1352-8505
eISSN1573-3009