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Legacy Cruise Design - Help with stratification and sample sizes

Designing an efficient cruise (selecting sampling methods and determining sample sizes across multiple populations to meet a specific sale error) can be a confusing and time consuming process. The Cruise Design Program provides an interactive approach to cruise design by allowing a cruiser to examine different sampling methods across different populations in a relatively short period of time.