cluster sampling


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cluster sampling

[′kləs·tər ‚sam·pliŋ]
(statistics)
A random sampling plan in which the population is subdivided into groups called clusters so that there is small variability within clusters and large variability between clusters.
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Using a restricted adaptive cluster sampling to estimate Pacific hake larval abundance.
The use of adaptive cluster sampling for hydroacoustic surveys.
A stratified (by state/territory and location) cluster sampling design was used, with schools randomly sampled in the first and classes in the second stage of sampling.
As shown, after adjusting for the cluster sampling effect, a number of variables were significantly associated with social interaction anxiety.
It is contrary to the conventional cluster sampling where sample size 'n' is fixed in advance and the rare event is counted after attaining the sample size 'n', then the disease burden 'P' is estimated as m/n where m is the number of events in the study population.
Achieving the state of "representativeness" becomes a multilayered construct in the use of cluster sampling.
The two-stage cluster sampling surveys among reproductive-aged women, 15 to 45 years old, were conducted between September 2006 and January 2007 in the Shan, Mon, Karen, and Karenni communities in eastern Myanmar.
Systematic random sampling and single stage cluster sampling are the most feasible or logistical sampling designs, according to Mendenhall and other (1971); we evaluated these 2 designs with and without stratification.
Often-used sampling techniques include random sampling, nth observation sampling, cluster sampling, and stratified sampling.
This leads to more complicated sample designs such as stratified or cluster sampling that allow us to account for the differences in the population that might cause the variable we are trying to measure to have different values.

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