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Title: Standard error of estimated average timber volume per acre under point sampling when trees are measured for volume on a subsample of all points.

Author: Johnson, Floyd A.;

Date: 1961

Source: PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 201, p. 1-6

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: This report assumes a knowledge of the principles of point sampling as described by Grosenbaugh, Bell and Alexander, and others.

Whenever trees are counted at every point in a sample of points (large sample) and measured for volume at a portion (small sample) of these points, the sampling design could be called ratio double sampling. If the large sample is either a completely random or a systematic sample of the area being cruised, and if the small sample is either a completely random or a systematic sample from the large sample, formula 1 (below) is appropriate for calculating an estimate of average volume per acre. Formula 1 is already available in the literature on point sampling, and is shown here merely to introduce the standard error of estimated average volume (formula 2) which is not well known. Formula 2 is strictly appropriate only for completely random samples. If used with systematic samples, it must be considered an approximation.

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Johnson, Floyd A. 1961. Standard error of estimated average timber volume per acre under point sampling when trees are measured for volume on a subsample of all points. PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 201, p. 1-6

 


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