African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Article in Press

Rank Set Sampling An Efficient Approach of Data Collection in Agricultural Surveys

M.Iqbal.Jeelani iqbal

  •  Received: 10 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 16 February 2016
In this paper, we have explored the feasibility of using RSS (rank set sampling) in improving the estimates of population mean under Horticultural surveys in comparison to SRS ( simple random sampling) . Theoretical and simulation study is presented. It appears that rank set procedure results in reduction of standard errors thus provide more efficient estimates than simple random sampling under Horticultural Surveys using the same sample size. Keywords: Rank set sampling, Simple random sampling, Standard Error.

Keywords: Rank Set Sampling An Efficient Approach of Data Collection in Agricultural Surveys