Contributions to Sampling Statistics

  • Fulvia Mecatti
  • Pier Luigi Conti
  • Maria Giovanna Ranalli

Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jean-François Beaumont
    Pages 53-63
  3. Annamaria Bianchi, Silvia Biffignandi
    Pages 85-101
  4. Claudia De Vitiis, Stefano Falorsi, Francesca Inglese
    Pages 119-138
  5. Giorgio E. Montanari, Giuseppe Cicchitelli
    Pages 151-165
  6. Nuanpan Nangsue, Yves G. Berger
    Pages 167-177
  7. Federica Piersimoni, Paolo Postiglione, Roberto Benedetti
    Pages 179-198
  8. Marcella Polisicchio, Francesco Porro
    Pages 199-218

About this book


This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the ITACOSM 2013 Conference, held in Milan in June 2013. ITACOSM is the bi-annual meeting of the Survey Sampling Group S2G of the Italian Statistical Society, intended as an international  forum of scientific discussion on the developments of theory and application of survey sampling methodologies and applications in human and natural sciences. The book gathers research papers carefully selected from both invited and contributed sessions of the conference. The whole book appears to be a relevant contribution to various key aspects of sampling methodology and techniques; it deals with some hot topics in sampling theory, such as calibration, quantile-regression and multiple frame surveys, and with innovative methodologies in important topics of both sampling theory and applications. Contributions cut across current sampling methodologies such as interval estimation for complex samples, randomized responses, bootstrap, weighting, modeling, imputation, small area estimation and effective use of auxiliary information; applications cover a wide and enlarging range of subjects in official household surveys, Bayesian networks for measurement error, auditing, business and economic surveys, geostatistics and  agricultural statistics. The book is an updated, high level reference addressed to researchers, professionals and practitioners in many fields.


Auxiliary information Nonsampling errors Sample surveys Small area estimation Spatial planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Fulvia Mecatti
    • 1
  • Pier Luigi Conti
    • 2
  • Maria Giovanna Ranalli
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Sociology and Social ResearchUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Statistical SciencesSapienza - University of RomeRomaItaly
  3. 3.Dept. Economics, Finance and StatisticsUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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