8 Apr
6 May


PhD course: Sampling, 4 ECTS

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The objective of the course is to give a broad introduction to basic sampling theory and related statistical inference.

The course is built on lectures, exercises and computer exercises. Exercises and computer exercises are mandatory. On completion of the course, the student will be able to: • understand basic concepts of sampling from finite and infinite populations • describe some basic sampling methods including conditions and assumptions • describe and apply basic estimators for survey sampling • select an appropriate sampling method for a given problem • carry out a basic probability sampling survey • interpret and evaluate results from basic surveys correctly and draw reasonable conclusions • clearly and concisely communicate results and conclusions • use statistical software for sampling

For more information on the course read the course syllabus



Time: 2024-04-08 - 2024-05-06
City: Umeå
Organiser: Department of Forest resource management
Last signup date: 22 March 2024
Additional info:

Register to the course here

Prior knowledge
Statistics I: Basic statistics, 4 hp or similar.


Content of the course

The main contents are as follows:

• Simple random sampling

• Systematic sampling

• Cluster sampling

• Stratified sampling

• The Horvitz-Thompson estimator and unequal probability sampling

• Two-stage and two-phase sampling

• Basic point and plot sampling of an infinite population

• Line-intercept sampling

• Detectability in sampling

• Line-transect sampling

• Capture-recapture estimation


Anton Grafström, Senior Lecturer/Responsible for Subject Area
Department of Forest Resource Management/Division of Forest Resource Analysis, SLU
anton.grafstrom@slu.se, 090 786 82 33