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    Author(s): Paul C. Van Deusen
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 187-191
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Sample design and analysis decisions are the result of compromises and inputs from many sources. The end result would likely change if different individuals or groups were involved in the planning process. Discussed here are some alternatives to the procedures that are currently being used for the annual inventory. The purpose is to indicate that alternatives exist and that reasonable people might prefer approaches that differ from the ones selected for the annual inventory. The topics covered include panel creep, mapping, the moving average, and data security issues.

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    Van Deusen, Paul C. 2005. An Alternative View of Some FIA Sample Design and Analysis Issues. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 187-191

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