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Resampling Validation of Sample Plans (RVSP)
Entry ID: USDA_ARS_RVSP
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Summary
Abstract: Resampling Validation of Sampling Plans (RVSP) is a software package that enables users to validate multiple arthropod sampling plans through resampling of actual independent data sets. Plans include Kuno's and Green's numerical sequential sampling plans, Wald's sequential probability ratio test for binomial sampling plans and Fixed-sample-size binomial sampling.

Introduction:

Reliable and cost-effective sampling methods are critical to the development of monitoring systems for pest management and can enhance research activities that address issues in population ecology and population dynamics. Validation and evaluation of these plans are central to development and implementation in the field. Sampling plans are often developed from a restricted range of observations from a small area, but are then used over a wide area representing a novel array of environmental and agronomic conditions.

Sets of tools for sample plan evaluation have recently been developed. These Monte Carlo simulations can be used to evaluate sampling models during the developmental phase; however, they may not be adequate for testing model validity and performance under field conditions. This is primarily due to the assumption of an underlying statistical distribution (e.g., negative-binomial, normal) which may not adequately represent the actual distributions of insects in all instances. Here we present a method in which actual field data is resampled to evaluate sample plan performance. We originally developed DOS-based computer software for this purpose. The full functionality of this original prgram is now available as an Excel Plug-in in RVSP V.2 compatible with Excel 2003 and 2007.

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Service Citation
Originators: Steve E. Naranjo and William D. Hutchison
Title: Resampling Validation of Sample Plans (RVSP)
Provider: USDA Agricultural Research Service
URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/software/download.htm?softwareid=129
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
Access Constraints
User registration is required before downloading.
Service Provider
Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USDA-ARS
Phone: 254-770-6500
Fax: 254-770-6561
Contact Address:
USDA-ARS
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
808 E. Blackland Rd.
City: Temple
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 76502
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
STEVE NARANJO
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 520-316-6333
Fax: 520-316-6330
Email: steve.naranjo at ars.usda.gov
Contact Address:
Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center
21881 North Cardon Lane
City: Maricopa
Province or State: Arizona
Postal Code: 85138
Country: USA

USDA-ARS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 254-770-6500
Fax: 254-770-6561
Contact Address:
USDA-ARS
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
808 E. Blackland Rd.
City: Temple
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 76502
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Green, R. H. 1970. On fixed precision sequential sampling. Res. Popul. Ecol. (Kyoto) 12: 249-251.

Hutchison, W. D. 1994. Sequential sampling to determine population density. P. 207-244. In L. Pedigo & G. Buntin (eds.), Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture. CRC Press.

Hutchison, W.D., D.B. Hogg, M.A. Poswall, R.C. Berberet & G.W. Cuperus. 1988. Implications of the stochastic nature of Kuno's and Green's fixed-precision stop-lines: Sampling plans for the pea aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) in alfalfa as an example. J. Econ. Entomol. 81:749-758.

Kuno, E. 1969. A new method of sequential sampling to obtain the population estimates with a fixed level of precision. Res. Popul. Ecol. (Kyoto) 11: 127-136.

Naranjo, S. E. & H. M. Flint. 1995. Spatial distribution of adult Bemisia tabaci in cotton and development and validation of fixed-precision sequential sampling plans for estimating population density. Environ. Entomol. 24: 261-270

Naranjo, S. E., H. M. Flint & T. J. Henneberry. 1996. Binomial sampling plans for estimating and classifying population density of adult Bemisia tabaci in cotton. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 80: 343-353.

Naranjo, S.E. & W.D. Hutchison. 1997. Validation of arthropod sampling plans using a resampling approach: software and analysis. Am. Entomol. 43: 48-57.

Nyrop, J. P. & M. Binns. 1991. Quantitative methods for designing and analyzing sampling programs for use in pest management. P. 67-132. In D. Pimentel (ed.), Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture, Vol. 2. CRC Press.

Wald, A. 1947. Sequential Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, New York.
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2012-05-09
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-05-09
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