Survey Data Collection and Integration

  • Cristina Davino
  • Luigi Fabbris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction to Statistical Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Questionnaire Design

  4. Sampling Design and Error Estimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Monica Pratesi, Caterina Giusti, Stefano Marchetti
      Pages 89-101
    3. Giovanni D’Alessio, Giuseppe Ilardi
      Pages 103-118
  5. Data Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Tomàs Aluja-Banet, Josep Daunis-i-Estadella, Yan Hong Chen
      Pages 121-137
    3. Diego Bellisai, Stefania Fivizzani, Marina Sorrentino
      Pages 139-152
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 153-155

About this book

Introduction

Statistical surveys represent an important source of scientific knowledge and a valid decision support tool in many fields, from social studies to economics, market research, health studies, and others. Scientists have tackled most of the methodological issues concerning surveys and the scientific literature offers excellent proposals for planning and conducting surveys. Nevertheless, surveys often require the achievement of aims that either deviate from the methodology or do not have a specific solution at all.

This book focuses on survey theory and applications, providing insight and innovative solutions to face problems in data collection and integration, complex sample design, opinion questionnaire design, and statistical estimation.

Formal rigour and simple language, together with real-life examples, will make the book suitable to both practitioners involved in applied research and to academics interested in scientific developments in the survey field.

Keywords

Data integration Incomplete data process Questionnaire design Survey sampling

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristina Davino
    • 1
  • Luigi Fabbris
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MacerataMacerataItaly
  2. 2., Department of Statistical ScienceUniversity of PaduaPadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21308-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21307-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21308-3
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