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Preface to the Fourth Edition.
Part 1: Basic Concepts.
1. Use of Sample Surveys.
2. The Population and the Sample.
Part 2: Major Sampling Designs and Estimation Procedures.
3. Simple Random Sampling.
4. Systematic Sampling.
5. Stratification and Stratified Random Sampling.
6. Stratified Random Sampling: Further Issues.
7. Ratio Estimation.
8. Cluster Sampling: Introduction and Overview.
9. Simple One-Stage Cluster Sampling.
10. Two-Stage Cluster Sampling: Clusters Sampled with Equal Probability.
11. Cluster Sampling in Which Clusters Are Sampled with Unequal Probability: Probability Proportional to Size Sampling.
12. Variance Estimation in Complex Sample Surveys.
Part 3: Selected Topics in Sample Survey Methodology.
13. Nonresponse and Missing Data in Sample Surveys.
14. Selected Topics in Sample Design and Estimation Methodology.
15. Telephone Survey Sampling (Michael W. Link and Mansour Fahimi).
16. Constructing the Survey Weights (Paul P. Biemer and Sharon L. Christ).
17. Strategies for Design-Based Analysis of Sample Survey Data.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
- The emphasis is on presentation of the most widely used sampling designs today, including a completely revised chapter on telephone sampling.
- New chapters devoted to disclosure analysis; weight trimming, raking, and calibration; and small area estimation, and a new section on sampling of controls for case-control studies have been added to reflect some of the many changes in the field since the last edition.
- Many new and updated examples and practice exercises have been added while obsolete ones have been deleted.
- Illustrative examples detailing how statistical analysis can be performed by means of software now available for use on personal computers and designed specifically for analysis of sample survey data (SAS, SPSS, SUDDAN among them) have been woven throughout the text.
- The index has been expanded to include more entries with wider reference points.
- The book provides a wealth of examples illustrating key statistical issues with data sets available via the book's FTP site.