The statistical properties of two-stage plot sampling estimators of abundance are considered. In the first stage, some spatial units are selected over the whole study area according to a suitable sampling design, while in the second stage, the selected units are surveyed with floating plot sampling to estimate the abundance within. Some insights into the accuracy of the resulting estimators are obtained by splitting the sample variance into the first and second stage components, while performance is empirically checked by means of a simulation study. Simulation results show that, in most situations, a relevant amount of the overall variance is due to the second stage sampling.
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|Titolo:||Variance decomposition in two-stage plot sampling: theoretical and empirical results|
|Citazione:||Fattorini, L., & Pisani, C. (2004). Variance decomposition in two-stage plot sampling: theoretical and empirical results. ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL STATISTICS, 11, 385-396.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|