Area Sampling

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


Area sampling is a catchall term for a set of procedures in which geographic areas are selected as intermediate units on the way to sampling lower-level units that are the targets of a survey. Area sampling is just an example of multistage sampling, but because special data sources and methods are used, we devote a separate chapter to it. Calculations for determining sample allocations to the different stages are the same as those covered in Chap. 9.


Selection Probability Census Tract Block Group Housing Unit Metropolitan Statistical Area 
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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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