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Present Position and Potential Developments: Some Personal Views: Sample Surveys
T. M. F. Smith
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General)
Vol. 147, No. 2, The 150th Anniversary of the Royal Statistical Society (1984), pp. 208-221
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2981677
Page Count: 14
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Developments since 1976 are reviewed. There is now general acceptance of the need for models in survey analysis and for randomization in survey design. Two remaining issues are the conditions under which a selection scheme can be ignored and the need for conditional inference. Recent work on the effect of a complex population structure on methods of survey analysis is reviewed.
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General) © 1984 Royal Statistical Society