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Distance Course Description

Please note that as of Fall 2007, our ST course prefix was changed to STAT. These courses are offered based on availability and student interest. If you want a particular course to be offered soon, please contact Dr. Jana Anderson . We will need at least four students to register in order to offer a course. If you would like to obtain a basic (generic) course syllabus, please contact Dr. Anderson. The schedule of distance STAT course offerings can be found here.


605: ( 3 credits) Theory of Sampling Techniques

Survey designs; simple random, stratified, cluster samples; theory of estimation; optimization techniques for minimum variance or costs.

Prerequisites: [STAT 301 or STAT 307 or EH/ EHCC 307 or STAT 315 (ST309) or
STAT 311] and STAT 430. 

Text: Model Assisted Survey Sampling, by Särndal, Swensson & Wretman. Computer Software: SAS and either S-Plus or R, plus possibly specialized software which will be provided. For information regarding SAS, click here.

This course fulfills a Group II or III requirement for the MS degree, as well as serving as an elective for the Statistical Theory & Methods certificate. Note: Although the official prerequisites are one 300-level introductory statistics course and STAT 430, we recommend that students have taken STAT 520 and STAT 530 prior to taking this course.


Would you like more information about the program?
Charlene Spencer, Coordinator
Distance Program Office
Phone: (970) 491-5268

Fax: (970) 491-1084