Current Topics in Survey Sampling - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124262805, 9781483264653

Current Topics in Survey Sampling

1st Edition

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Survey Sampling Held in Ottawa, Canada, May 7-9, 1980

Editors: D. Krewski R. Platek J. N. K. Rao
eBook ISBN: 9781483264653
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1981
Page Count: 526
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Description

Current Topics in Survey Sampling contains all the invited papers as well as abstracts of the contributed papers presented at the International Symposium on Survey Sampling held at Carleton University in Ottawa, 7-9 May 1980. The topics covered here include nonsampling errors, current survey research activity, superpopulation models, variance estimation, and imputation techniques. The symposium was also dedicated to the memory of Professor William G. Cochran.
The volume is organized into six parts. Part I includes papers by Cochran’s close colleagues. Part II contains three papers on nonsampling errors. These cover the creation of a unified discipline of survey research to serve as the basis for total survey design; a ""swapping algorithm"" for interviewer assignment to minimize the effect of nonsampling errors; and the question of whether census counts should be adjusted for underenumeration when determining federal transfer payments to the provinces. Part III describes research activities at four major survey organizations in North America: Research Triangle Institute, Statistics Canada, Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan, and U. S. Bureau of the Census. Part IV discusses the use of superpopulation models in survey design and inference. Part V tackles a number of different problems in variance estimation while Part VI deals with imputation techniques.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Preface

I William G. Cochran: In Memoriam

Professor William Gemmel Cochran: Pioneer in Statistics, Outstanding Scientist, and a Noble Human Being

In Memory of William G. Cochran

II Nonsampling Errors

The Survey Statistician's Responsibility for both Sampling and Measurement Errors

Estimation and Design for Nonsampling Errors of Surveys

Should the Census Count be Adjusted for Allocation Purposes? Equity Considerations

Nonsampling Errors: General Discussion

III Current Survey Research Activity

Twenty-Two Years of Survey Research at the Research Triangle Institute: 1959-1980

Cost Benefit Analysis of Controls in Surveys

Survey Sampling Activities at the Survey Research Center Irene Hess

Survey Research at the Bureau of the Census

Current Survey Research Activity: General Discussion

IV Superpopulation Models

Survey Design under Superpopulation Models

Estimation for Nonresponse Situations: To What Extent Must We Rely on Models?

Chi-Squared Tests for Contingency Tables with Proportions Estimated from Survey Data

Regression Analysis for Complex Surveys

Superpopulation Models: General Discussion

V Variance Estimation

Estimation of the Mean Square Error of the Ratio Estimator

Non-Negative Unbiased Variance Estimators

Variance Estimators for a Sequential Sample Selection Procedure

Mail Surveys of Migratory Game Birds in North America

On the Problem of Variance Estimation for a Deseasonalized Series

Variance Estimation: General Discussion

VI Imputation Techniques

The Effects of Procedures Which Impute for Missing Items: A Simulation Study Using an Agricultural Survey

Data Adjustment Procedures in the 1981 Canadian Census of Population and Housing

Issues of Nonresponse and Imputation in the Survey of Income and Program Participation

Imputation Techniques: General Discussion

Abstracts of Contributed Papers

Participants

Index


Details

No. of pages:
526
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483264653

About the Editor

D. Krewski

R. Platek

J. N. K. Rao