# A Grouping Genetic Algorithm for Joint Stratification and Sample Allocation Designs.

@article{OLuing2018AGG, title={A Grouping Genetic Algorithm for Joint Stratification and Sample Allocation Designs.}, author={Mervyn O'Luing and Steven David Prestwich and Ş. Armağan Tarim}, journal={arXiv: Methodology}, year={2018} }

Predicting the cheapest sample size for the optimal stratification in multivariate survey design is a problem in cases where the population frame is large. A solution exists that iteratively searches for the minimum sample size necessary to meet accuracy constraints in partitions of atomic strata created by the Cartesian product of auxiliary variables into larger strata. The optimal stratification can be found by testing all possible partitions. However the number of possible partitions grows…

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