Error Sources and Planning

  • Birger Stjernholm Madsen


Increasing the size of the sample (or experiment) can reduce the random errors. This can be used in the planning stages to determine an appropriate size of the sample (or experiment). We also discuss various sources of systematic errors in sample surveys and give an overview of the principles of sample selection.


Sampling Frame Sampling Unit Sample Survey Statistical Uncertainty Cluster Sampling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birger Stjernholm Madsen
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  1. 1.Novozymes A/SBagsvaerdDenmark

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