Re: [ai-geostats] Re: Who is J. W. Merks???
- Thanks, Isobel, for the explanation. Some people never get it,
the difference between design-based and model-based methods.
From the other side it is also true that there are
geostatisticians, even famous ones, who keep arguing that design-
based methods (methods that essentially assume independent
observations) are not applicable to spatial problems, even
when spatial random sampling has been used.
A useful reference for design-based methods is:
DE GRUIJTER, J. J. & C. J. F. TER BRAAK (1990), Model-Free Estimation
from Spatial Samples: A Reappraisal of Classical Sampling Theory.
Mathematical Geology 22, pp. 407-415.