New Book “Sampling Theory and Practice” by Changbao Wu and Mary Thomson

Changbao Wu and Mary Thompson, both of the University of Waterloo, have a new book entitled “Sampling Theory and Practice” published by Springer. Changbao Wu is a team leader for the CANSSI Collaborative Research Team “Modern Techniques for Survey Sampling and Complex Data”. Mary Thompson was the first Scientific Director of CANSSI.
The book was initially conceived from the authors’ lecture materials but grew into a more ambitious research project in recent years. It attempts to achieve three major goals in one package:
1.     A concise introduction to basic sampling theory and methods;
2.     A detailed coverage of selected topics that reflect the current state of the art in survey methodology research;
3.     A useful resource and pragmatic guide to survey design and implementation as well as survey data production and analysis.
On the publisher’s website, the book is described as to “provide rich materials for teaching, research and practice in survey sampling; include ample exercise problems to facilitate teaching and learning; integrate R packages that cover the book’s topics for easy implementation; bridge the gap between survey data analysis and statistical methods in other fields; and serve as a monograph for researchers and practitioners, and a textbook for upper-level undergraduates or graduate students”.
The book is currently available at https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030442446.
Further inquiries on the book should be directed to Changbao Wu cbwu@uwaterloo.ca or Mary Thompson methompson@uwaterloo.ca.
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