## Measuring Crime: Behind the Statistics

Measuring Crime: Behind the Statistics provides a guide to interpreting the crime statistics you see in the newspaper. Where do the statistics come from, and how accurate are they? This book tells you how to distinguish good statistics from bad---even if you have had no training in statistics---and what to look for when interpreting a statistic.

## Sampling: Design and Analysis

For a current, practical introduction to the field of sampling that you'll want to keep close at hand, Sharon L. Lohr's Sampling: Design and Analysis, Second Edition, answers the call. This authoritative text, which now incorporates extensive optional SAS instruction, is listed as a standard reference for training on real-world survey problems by a number of prominent surveying organizations. The author concentrates on the statistical aspects of taking and analyzing a sample, incorporating a multitude of applications from a variety of disciplines. The text also gives guidance on how to tell when a sample is valid, and how to design and analyze many different types of sample surveys.

**Table of Contents**

Introduction / 1

Simple Probability Samples / 25

Stratified Sampling / 73

Ratio and Regression Estimation / 117

Cluster Sampling with Equal Probabilities / 165

Sampling with Unequal Probabilities / 219

Complex Surveys / 281

Nonresponse / 329

Variance Estimation in Complex Surveys / 365

Categorical Data Analysis in Complex Surveys / 401

Regression with Complex Survey Data / 429

TwoPhase Sampling / 469

Estimating Population Size / 495

Rare Populations and Small Area Estimation / 511

Survey Quality / 527

Probability Concepts Used in Sampling / 549

References / 563

Author Index / 587

Subject Index / 592

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