Cutoff Sampling and Inference

by James R. Knaub, Jr .

Abstract:This article surveys the use of cutoff sampling and inference by various organizations and as described in the literature. This is a technique often used for establishment surveys. Online searches were made which included the key words "cutoff sampling" and "cut-off sampling." Both spellings are in use. Various approaches are described, but the focus is on the model-based approach, using the classical ratio estimator (CRE). Concluding remarks are made.

Key Words: establishment surveys, total survey error, model-based classical ratio estimator, CRE, multiple regression, RSE, RSESP, certainty stratum, link relative estimator

James R. Knaub, Jr.,

Editor:Meintanis,Simos G.,

This article was revised on 2/21/14.

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