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Web Survey Bibliography

Title Design Variations in Adaptive Web Sampling
Year 2008
Access date 07.01.2013

There is an increasing body of literature related to sampling for network and spatial settings. Although current link-tracing methods like adaptive cluster sampling, snowball sampling, and targeted random walk designs have advantages over conventional designs, some of the following drawbacks remain evident: there is a lack of flexibility in sample placement; there is an inability to control over sample sizes; and efficiency gains over conventional sampling designs for estimating population parameters may not be achievable. Adaptive web sampling (AWS) is a recently developed link-tracing design that overcomes some of these issues. Furthermore, the flexibility inherent to the AWS method permits many design variations. Using a simulated network population, an empirical population at risk for HIV/AIDS, a simulated spatial population, and an empirical population of birds, this project performs a simulation study to compare the performance of three variations of AWS strategies.

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Year of publication2008
Bibliographic typeThesis, diplomas

Web survey bibliography - Vincent, K. S. (1)