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Survey Research Methods (Applied Social Research Methods)

By Dr. Floyd J. Fowler Jr.

This book covers the very latest methodological knowledge on surveys. It offers a sound basis for evaluating how each aspect of a survey can affect its precision, accuracy, and credibility. Throughout the book, the author puts the profound changes taking place in the survey research world today into perspective, helping researchers learn how to best use new and traditional options for collecting data.
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Survey Sampling
Leslie Kish

Classic survey sampling. A classic reference on sampling techniques, this book explains how to design survey studies, execute survey research, avoid selection biases, and evaluate results. The book includes many practical examples, based on real-world surveys of human populations. In addition to superb coverage of the science of survey sampling, the book offers valuable tricks that are usually learned the hard way, on the job. > Buy Now

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Sampling Techniques, 3rd Edition
William G. Cochran

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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Introduction to Survey Sampling (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
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. > Buy Now

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Some Theory of Sampling
William Edwards Deming

Survey sampling in practice. W. Edwards Deming, a pioneer in the field of statistical process control, wrote this book to make sampling techniques understandable and usable by applied researchers. The focus of the book is on solving real-world survey problems, rather than understanding theoretical survey issues. The book does require a good background in statistical methods. If you have such a background, the book can help you plan surveys, analyze survey data, and avoid common survey errors. > Buy Now

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Applied Survey Sampling
Edward Blair

This book is is designed to be accessible without requiring advanced statistical training. It covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of sampling to special topics such as sampling rare populations, sampling organizational populations, and sampling visitors to a place. It also addresses recent changes in the survey environment such as declining response rates, the rise of internet surveys, the need to accommodate cell phones in telephone surveys, and emerging uses of social media and big data. > Buy Now

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Sampling of Populations, Solutions Manual: Methods and Applications
Paul S. Levy, Stanley Lemeshow

This book guides the reader through the basic concepts and procedures that accompany real-world sample surveys, such as sampling designs, problems of missing data, statistical analysis of multistage sampling data, and nonresponse and poststratification adjustment procedures. Rather than employ a heavily mathematical approach, the authors present illustrative examples that demonstrate the rationale behind common steps in the sampling process, from creating effective surveys to analyzing collected data. > Buy Now

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Practical Tools for Designing and Weighting Survey Samples (Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Richard Valliant, Jill A. Dever, Frauke Kreuter

Survey sampling is fundamentally an applied field. The goal in this book is to put an array of tools at the fingertips of practitioners by explaining approaches long used by survey statisticians, illustrating how existing software can be used to solve survey problems. Several survey data sets are used to illustrate how to design samples, to make estimates from complex surveys for use in optimizing the sample allocation, and to calculate weights. > Buy Now

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Mathematical Methods in Sample Surveys (Series on Multivariate Analysis, Vol. 3)
Howard G. Tucker

Understand the math behind surveys. This book is about the mathematics of survey sampling. Topics covered include: simple random sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, and two-stage sampling. The presentation is both elementary and rigorous. It is elementary in that it requires no calculus -- only a knowledge of basic arithmetic. One warning: Even without calculus, the material is demanding. It is, after all, math. If you are intimidated by mathematical proofs, this book is not for you; but if you want to understand the math behind survey sampling, you will not be disappointed. This book really delivers. > Buy Now

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