A note on various methods for generating random numbers with a given distribution: CS11-617/85-34E-PDF

"There is a need to generate uniformly distributed random nunbers when it comes to sample selection in a survey. For small surveys, a table of random nunbers can be used to list the elements to be sampled. However, when the survey increases in level of complexity, such as is the case for a moderately large business survey, random numbers have to be computer-generated"--Introduction.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.
Title A note on various methods for generating random numbers with a given distribution
Series Title Working paper ;
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Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "Working paper No. BSMD 85-034E." "December, 1984."
Date 1984.
Number of Pages 19 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-617/85-34E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-617 no. 85-34
Subject Terms Statistical analysis, Methodology, Surveys