Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

2000, Volume 62, Series B, Pt. 2, pp. 249--256

REMAINDER LINEAR SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING

By

HORNG-JINH CHANG and KUO-CHUNG HUANG, Tamkang University, Taipei

SUMMARY. In this paper, a slight modification of linear systematic sampling procedure that maintains the simplicity of selection is proposed. The procedure depends on the remainder only and can be used for population size being not a multiple of sample size. When the remainder is zero, the suggested method reduces to the usual linear systematic sampling procedure. Moreover, we also compare the efficiency of the proposed sampling design with simple random sampling, circular systematic sampling and new partially systematic sampling for various types of populations.

AMS (1991) subject classification. 62D05.

Key words and phrases. Linear systematic sampling, inclusion probability, Horvitz-Thompson estimator.

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