Sampling Terminology and Theory
Much of the terminology and concepts related to sampling is derived from the theory of statistical inference. People often become uncomfortable with statistical theory, but only an elementary understanding is required to understand the general concepts of sampling and data analysis covered here.
- Sampling Distributions
- Sample Mean
- Sample Variance
- Standard Error
- Confidence Interval
- Accuracy and Bias
- Precision and Error
References and Further Reading
Bonham, C.D. 1989. Measurements for terrestrial vegetation. John Wiley Son, New York, NY. pp 49-88.
Cook, C.W., and J. Stubbendieck. (eds). 1986. Range research: Basic problems and techniques. Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. pp 215-216.