Summary: This introductory text on the design and analysis of sample surveys emphasizes the practical aspects of survey problems. It begins with brief chapters on the role of sample surveys in the modern world. Thereafter, each chapter introduces a sample survey design or estimation procedure by describing the pertinent practical problem. The authors describe the methodology proposed for solving the problem and provide the details of the estimation procedure, including a comp ...show moreact presentation of the formulas needed to complete the analysis. Then, a practical example is worked out in complete detail. At the end of each chapter, a wealth of exercises gives students ample opportunity to practice the techniques and stretch their grasp of ideas.Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
- NEW! This edition bridges the gap between classroom and practice in the area of sample survey design and analysis. This begins with the discussion of weights in Chapter 3 and continues through the new sections on weights in unequal probability sampling and adjustments for nonresponse in Chapter 11, which now includes the use of imputation as a technique for handling some types of nonresponse.
- NEW! A modern technique for establishing margins of error and confidence intervals in complex designs, the bootstrap, is introduced, as is an adaptive sampling technique for improving estimates while the field work is in progress.
- NEW! Data sets have been updated and new exercises appear throughout.
- NEW! An effort was made to make the computations compatible with modern statistical software; hand calculation formulas have been de-emphasized.
- NEW! Simulations to demonstrate key statistical concepts have been added, along with suggestions on how the student might expand on these.
- Practical aspects of conducting sample surveys are emphasized, with sections on sources of errors in surveys, methods of data collection, designing questionnaires, and guidelines for planning surveys.
- The "Experiences with Real Data" sections at the end of most chapters include suggestions on how the student can become involved with real sampling problems. By working with large and small projects, some requiring computations to be handled by a computer, students learn to think about every aspect of the survey and realize that some ideas that sound simple in the textbook are not so easily carried out in practice.
- Examples and exercises have been selected from many fields of application.
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2006
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