Constructor for objects of the class 'SurveyData'.

1 2 3 4 5 | ```
surveyData(nAnimalVec = numeric(), riskGroupVec = character(),
riskValueData = data.frame(), populationData = data.frame(),
designPrevalence = numeric(), alpha = numeric(),
intraHerdPrevalence = numeric(), diagSensitivity = numeric(),
costHerd = numeric(), costAnimal = numeric())
``` |

`nAnimalVec` |
Positive numeric vector containing the number of animals per holding. |

`riskGroupVec` |
Character vector. Vector containing the the name of a risk group to which the farm belongs. Optional argument. If provided, it must have the same length as nAnimalVec. |

`riskValueData` |
Data frame. Data frame where the first column contains the labels in riskGroupVec and the second column contains the numeric values for the relative infection risk. |

`populationData` |
Data frame. Columns of the data frame
must have the same length as the vector in |

`designPrevalence` |
Numeric with values between 0 and 1. Prevalence of the disease under the null hypothesis. |

`alpha` |
Numeric with values between 0 and 1. Type one error for the statistical test (=significance level). |

`intraHerdPrevalence` |
Numeric with values between 0 and 1. Intra-herd prevalence, i.e., the assumed prevalence of the disease within an infected herd. |

`diagSensitivity` |
Numeric with values between 0 and 1. Sensitivity of the diagnostic test used. |

`costHerd` |
Numeric. Cost per tested herd excluding costs for sampling of animals (e.g., travel costs of the vet). |

`costAnimal` |
Numeric. Cost per tested animal, e.g., drawing of samples + analysis in the lab. |

The function returns an object of the class `SurveyData`

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Ian Kopacka <ian.kopacka@ages.at>

See `SurveyData`

for additional details on the class.

1 2 3 4 5 | ```
data(sheepData)
mySurvey <- surveyData(nAnimalVec = sheepData$nSheep,
populationData = sheepData, designPrevalence = 0.002,
alpha = 0.05, intraHerdPrevalence = 0.13,
diagSensitivity = 0.9, costHerd = 30, costAnimal = 7.1)
``` |

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