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Date:   Wed, 13 Jul 2005 17:01:07 -0400
Reply-To:   Richard Ristow <wrristow@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Richard Ristow <wrristow@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject:   Re: a sampling question
Comments:   To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
In-Reply-To:   <BAY103-F2173797D515D0679FD46B2B0DE0@phx.gbl>
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At 05:49 AM 7/13/2005, David L Cassell wrote:

>wrristow@MINDSPRING.COM had written, > >>The only time I did the "k disjoint samples" thing was to generate a >>sample for a door-to-door survey in a small city. The investigators >>took for granted (and I saw no reason to doubt) that for any n, the >>union of the first n 'batches' was a proper simple random sample of >>the city addresses. It didn't do wonders for anybody's >>aspirin bills; nobody worried. > >I don't think you needed to worry that much. [...Very helpful reply >elided...]

Thank you! Richard Ristow

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