Annals of Statistics

The Construction of $\Pi PS$ Sampling Designs Through a Method of Emptying Boxes

A. Hedayat, Bing-Ying Lin, and J. Stufken

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Abstract

We present a simple but universal technique for the construction of $\pi PS$ sampling designs. A tool that is used in the construction consists of playing a game in which objects are removed from $N$ boxes, $n$ at a time, and at most one from each box at a time. Necessary and sufficient conditions on $N, n$ and the contents of the boxes are established such that all boxes can be emptied by this process. It is shown that every $\pi PS$ design can be derived from such a game. Sampling designs with additional properties are obtained through additional restrictions on emptying the boxes. Various rigorous methods are presented, complemented by numerous suggestions. The emphasis is on controlling sample selection probabilities and inequalities for the first- and second-order inclusion probabilities. The method is very adaptive to computer use.

Article information

Source
Ann. Statist., Volume 17, Number 4 (1989), 1886-1905.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176347400

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aos/1176347400

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1026318

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0701.62019

JSTOR
links.jstor.org

Subjects
Primary: 62D05: Sampling theory, sample surveys
Secondary: 62K10: Block designs

Keywords
Inclusion probabilities to size sampling unequal probability sampling auxiliary size measures controlled probability sampling BIB designs

Citation

Hedayat, A.; Lin, Bing-Ying; Stufken, J. The Construction of $\Pi PS$ Sampling Designs Through a Method of Emptying Boxes. Ann. Statist. 17 (1989), no. 4, 1886--1905. doi:10.1214/aos/1176347400. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176347400


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