Anton Grafström

Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden


Spatially balanced sampling through the pivotal method

Joint work with Niklas Lundström and Lina Schelin

A simple method to select a spatially balanced sample using equal or unequal inclusion probabilities is presented. For populations with spatial trends in the variables of interest, the estimation can be much improved by selecting samples that are well spread over the population. Analysis and examples indicate that the suggested method achieves a high degree of spatial balance and is therefore efficient for populations with trends.