Spatial sampling methods modified by model use


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Polish Statistical Association

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Spatial sampling methods modified by model use

Tomasz Bąk *

Keywords : spatial sampling, drawn-by-drawn sampling, kriging, employees distribution

Citation Information : Statistics in Transition New Series. Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 143-154, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 17-April-2020 / Accepted: 19-June-2020 / Published Online: 13-June-2021



Recent years have seen an intensive development in the field of spatial sampling methods, which generally focus on a balanced distribution of the sample in space. Adaptive sampling methods constitute another dynamic direction in the sampling theory. The issue raised in this article involves the combination of these directions. Five of the commonly known spatial sampling methods have been analysed. The experiment was designed to include statistical model in the sampling procedure. As in the case of adaptive methods, it serves to modify drawing probabilities during sampling. The necessary theory of this sampling modification has been developed and presented. An experiment using artificial data was conducted in order to analyse the efficiency of the model modification in comparison with the primary methods.

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