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Introduction to Survey Sampling (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)

By Graham Kalton

A gentle introduction to design and analysis of survey samples. This book reviews sampling methods used in surveys: simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratification, cluster and multi-stage sampling, sampling with probability proportional to size, two-phase sampling, replicated sampling, panel designs, and non-probability sampling. Kalton discusses issues of practical implementation, including frame problems and nonresponse, and gives examples of sample designs for a national face-to-face interview survey and for a telephone survey. He also treats the use of weights in survey analysis, the computation of sampling errors with complex sampling designs, and the determination of sample size.
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Foundations of survey sampling. This book describes the body of theory that forms the foundation of modern survey sampling. It covers a wide range of sampling methods, from simple random sampling to complex, multistage sampling plans. And it describes the math behind common sampling issues - confidence limits, sample size, design effect, ratio estimation, survey precision, etc. This book covers a lot of useful topics, but it is not for the faint of heart. The material is complex, and does require a good technical background. > Buy Now

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