Auditing an Academic Library Book Collection
Librarians may use attribute sampling to estimate the maximum portion of a population having an attribute of interest. Advantages of the technique are that the user may examine a very small portion of the population and make an estimate with very low but measurable risk of misstatement.
Ken Wise and Jack E. Kiger. "Auditing an Academic Library Book Collection" The Journal of Academic Librarianship 22.4 (1996): 267-272.
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