Summarize Frame Size for a Survey Design

Description

This function summarizes the frame for a survey design. When type.frame equals "finite", summary is a count of number of units in att.frame for cross-tabulation of stratum, mdcaty, and auxvar. When type.frame equals "linear" or "area", summary is the sum of length or area for units for cross-tabulation of stratum, mdcaty, and auxvar. Note that length and area are taken from length\_mdm and area\_mdm, which are calculated by the function read.dbf and added to att.frame. If argument mdcaty or argument stratum equals NULL or if both arguments equal NULL, then the cross-tabulation is performed without use of the design variable(s).

Usage

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framesum(att.frame, design, type.frame="finite", stratum=NULL, mdcaty=NULL,
  auxvar=NULL, units.in="Number", scale=1, units.out="Number")

Arguments

att.frame

a data frame composed of attributes associated with elements in the frame, which must contain the columns used for stratum and mdcaty (if required by the survey design).

design

named list of stratum design specifications which are also lists. Stratum names must be subset of values in stratum argument. Each stratum list has four list components:
panel = named vector of sample sizes for each panel in stratum;
seltype = the type of random selection, which must be one of following: "Equal" - equal probability selection, "Unequal" - unequal probability selection by the categories specified in caty.n and mdcaty, or "Continuous" - unequal probability selection proportional to auxiliary variable mdcaty;
caty.n = if seltype equals "Unequal", a named vector of sample sizes for each category specified by mdcaty, where sum of the sample sizes must equal sum of the panel sample sizes, and names must be a subset of values in mdcaty;
over = number of replacement sites ("oversample" sites) for the entire design, which is set equal to 0 if none are required.

type.frame

the type of frame, which must be one of following: "finite", "linear", or "area". The default is "finite"

stratum

name of the column from att.frame that identifies stratum membership for each element in the frame. If stratum equals NULL, the design is unstratified. The default is NULL.

mdcaty

name of the column from att.frame that identifies the unequal probability category for each element in the frame. The default is NULL.

auxvar

a vector containing the names of columns from sites that identify auxiliary variables to be used to summarize frame size. The default is NULL.

units.in

a character string giving the name of units used to measure size in the frame. The default is "Number".

scale

the scale factor used to change units.in to units.out. For example, use 1000 to change "Meters" to "Kilometers". The default is 1.

units.out

a character string giving the name of units used to measure size in the results. The default is "Number".

Value

A list containing the following components:

DesignSize

a table (for type.frame equals "finite") or an array (for type.frame equals "linear" or "area") that contains the cross-tabulation of frame extent for design variables multidensity category (mdcaty) and stratum, where extent of the frame is the number of sites for type.frame equals "finite", the sum of site length for type.frame equals "linear", or the sum of site area for type.frame equals "area".

AuxVarSize

a list containing a component for each auxiliary variable, where each component of the list is one of the following: (1) if the type of random selection does not equal "Continuous" for any stratum, each component is either a table (for type.frame equals "finite") or an array (for type.frame equals "linear" or "area") that contains the cross-tabulation of frame extent for mdcaty, stratum, and the auxiliary variable or (2) if the type of random selection equals "Continuous" for all strata, each component is either a table (finite frame) or an array (linear or area frame) containing the cross-tabulation of frame extent for stratum and the auxiliary variable.

In addition the output list plus labeling information is printed to the console.

Author(s)

Tony Olsen Olsen.Tony@epa.gov
Tom Kincaid Kincaid.Tom@epa.gov

References

Stevens, D.L., Jr., and A.R. Olsen. (2004). Spatially-balanced sampling of natural resources. Journal of the American Statistical Association 99: 262-278.

See Also

grts dsgnsum

Examples

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## Not run: 
attframe <- read.dbf("shapefile")
design <- list(Stratum1=list(panel=c(PanelOne=50), seltype="Equal", over=10),
   Stratum2=list(panel=c(PanelOne=50, PanelTwo=50), seltype="Unequal",
   caty.n=c(CatyOne=25, CatyTwo=25, CatyThree=25, CatyFour=25), over=75))
framesum(att.frame=attframe, design=design, type.frame="area",
   stratum="stratum", mdcaty="mdcaty", auxvar=c("ecoregion",
   "state"), units.in="Meters", scale=1000, units.out="Kilometers")

## End(Not run)

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