An Optimal Scheme of Inclusion Probability Proportional to Size Sampling Kim Sun Woong;
This paper suggest a method of inclusion probability proportional to size sampling that provides a non-negative and stable variance estimator. The sampling procedure is quite simple and flexible since a sampling design is easily obtained using mathematical programming. This scheme appears to be preferable to Nigam, Kumar and Gupta's (1984) method which uses a balanced incomplete block designs. A comparison is made with their method through an example in the literature.