Business Survey Methods / Edition 1

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Consists of invited papers, from internationally recognized researchers, chosen for their quality as well as their overall unity. Describes current methods along with innovative research and presents new technologies for solving problems unique to establishment surveys. Stages of the survey process are addressed in the first five parts with cross-cutting topics in the last section.
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A product of the International Conference on Establishment Surveys, held in Buffalo, New York, June 1993, this text contains papers that describe current methods and new technologies for solving the problems unique to business surveys. The contributors cover such topics as frames and business registers; sample design and selection; data collection and response quality; data processing; weighting and estimation; and past, present, and future directions. For experienced survey statisticians as well as advanced students in sampling and survey methodology courses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

1 Unique Features of Business Surveys 1
2 Frames and Business Registers: An Overview 21
3 Defining and Classifying Statistical Units 49
4 Changes in Populations of Statistical Units 65
5 Maintenance of Business Registers 85
6 Profiling Large Businesses to Define Frame Units 101
7 Implementing a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Revision 115
8 Selecting Samples from List Frames of Businesses 133
9 Coordination of Samples Using Permanent Random Numbers 153
10 Sampling Methods for Repeated Business Surveys 171
11 Multiple-Frame Business Surveys 185
12 Sample Design Using Peano Key Sequencing in a Market Research 205
13 Business Surveys as a Network Sample 219
14 Issues in Surveying Businesses: An International Survey 237
15 Evaluating and Controlling Measurement Error in Business Surveys 257
16 Designing the Data Collection Process 283
17 Improving Response to Business Mail Surveys 303
18 Automated Telephone Methods for Business Surveys 317
19 Electronic Data Interchange 339
20 Matching and Record Linkage 355
21 Improving the Traditional Editing Process 385
22 Imputation of Business Survey Data 403
23 Editing Systems and Software 425
24 Protecting Confidentiality in Business Surveys 443
25 Weighting and Estimation in Business Surveys 477
26 Outliers in Business Surveys 503
27 Small-Area Estimation: Overview and Empirical Study 527
28 Statistical Problems in Estimating the U.S. Consumer Price Index 543
29 Probabilistic Detection of Turning Points in Monthly Business Activity 567
30 Combining Design-Based and Model-Based Inference 589
31 The Evolution of Agricultural Data Collection in the United States 609
32 A History of Business Surveys at Statistics Canada: From the Era of the Gifted Amateur to That of Scientific Methodology 633
33 The Role of National Accounts and Their Impact on Business Surveys 655
34 Quality Assurance for Business Surveys 673
35 Business Surveys in Ten Years' Time 691
Index 711
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