- Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (Book 35)
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (September 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803921268
- ISBN-13: 978-0803921269
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Introduction to Survey Sampling (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) 1st Edition
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The book considers the simplest form of sampling--the simple random sample. Often, this is impossible, since we would not have a list of the entire population. However, under certain circumstances it is possible. Other issues of importance, depending on the researcher's needs: systematic sampling, stratification, and cluster and multistage sampling.
The book also discusses identifying the sampling frame. A universal problem is that--even if we have a good sampling frame and generate a good sample--nonresponse by those identified and approached to be surveyed produces potential biases. What of those who choose not to participate are different than those who do? A bias is automatically introduced. . . .
Other issues: sample size, nonprobability sampling, weighting, sampling error.
The book is not an easy read for someone wanting a quick and dirty introduction to the subject. But it is a helpful resource.