The efficiency of systematic sampling in stereology--reconsidered

J Microsc. 1999 Mar;193(Pt 3):199-211. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2818.1999.00457.x.


In the present paper, we summarize and further develop recent reseach in the estimation of the variance of sterelogical estimators based on systematic sampling. In particular, it is emphasized that the relevant estimation procedure depends on the sampling density. The validity of the variance estimation is examined in a collection of data sets, obtained by systematic sampling. Practical recommendations are also provided in a separate section.

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Mathematics
  • Microscopy / methods*
  • Sampling Studies