PracTools: computations for design of finite population samples

Vaillant, Richard ; Dever, Jill A. ; Kreuter, Frauke

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: The R journal
Volume: 7
Issue number: 2
Page range: 163-176
Place of publication: Frederiksberg
Publishing house: R Foundation
ISSN: 2073-4859
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Statistik u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Methodenlehre (Kreuter 2014-2020)
Subject: 310 Statistics
Abstract: PracTools is an R package with functions that compute sample sizes for various types of finite population sampling designs when totals or means are estimated. One-, two-, and three-stage designs are covered as well as allocations for stratified sampling and probability proportional to size sampling. Sample allocations can be computed that minimize the variance of an estimator subject to a budget constraint or that minimize cost subject to a precision constraint. The package also contains some specialized functions for estimating variance components and design effects. Several finite populations are included that are useful for classroom instruction.

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