§ 30.01 – When should I consider using alternative sampling plans?

(a)    An alternative sampling plan is equivalent to an alternative sampling technique as defined in the NTD Reporting Manual.

(b)   If the sampling options provided in the companion template of this NTD Sampling Manual meet your needs, it is to your advantage to use template sampling plans.

(c)    You should consider using alternative sampling plans when the companion template does not cover the best option for your specific situation.  The companion template provides many options for you to explore and consider for the vast majority of possible situations, but it may not cover the best option for all situations.