An Overview of Sample Design and Weighting

  • Richard Valliant
  • Jill A. Dever
  • Frauke Kreuter
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS, volume 51)


This is a practical book. Many techniques used by survey practitioners are not covered by standard textbooks but are necessary to do a professional job when designing samples and preparing data for analyses. In this book, we present a collection of methods that we have found most useful in our own practical work. Since computer software is essential in applying the techniques, example code is given throughout.


Current Population Survey Relative Standard Error Auxiliary Data Multistage Design National Immunization Survey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Valliant
    • 1
  • Jill A. Dever
    • 2
  • Frauke Kreuter
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.RTI InternationalWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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