Survey Errors and Survey Costs / Edition 1

Survey Errors and Survey Costs / Edition 1

by Robert M. Groves
     
 

The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selected books that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effort to increase global appeal and general circulation. With these new unabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives of these works by making them available to future generations of statisticians, mathematicians, and scientists

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The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selected books that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effort to increase global appeal and general circulation. With these new unabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives of these works by making them available to future generations of statisticians, mathematicians, and scientists.

"Survey Errors and Survey Costs is a well-written, well-presented, and highly readable text that should be on every error-conscious statistician’s bookshelf. Any courses that cover the theory and design of surveys should certainly have Survey Errors and Survey Costs on their reading lists."
–Phil Edwards
MEL, Aston University Science Park, UK
Review in The Statistician, Vol. 40, No. 3, 1991

"This volume is an extremely valuable contribution to survey methodology. It has many virtues: First, it provides a framework in which survey errors can be segregated by sources. Second, Groves has skillfully synthesized existing knowledge, bringing together in an easily accessible form empirical knowledge from a variety of sources. Third, he has managed to integrate into a common framework the contributions of several disciplines. For example, the work of psychometricians and cognitive psychologists is made relevant to the research of econometricians as well as the field experience of sociologists. Finally, but not least, Groves has managed to present all this in a style that is accessible to a wide variety of readers ranging from survey specialists to policymakers."
–Peter H. Rossi
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Review in Journal of Official Statistics, January 1991

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471678519
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Series:
Wiley Series in Survey Methodology Series, #536
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1An introduction to survey errors1
2An introduction to survey costs49
3Costs and errors of covering the population81
4Nonresponse in sample surveys133
5Probing the causes of nonresponse and efforts to reduce nonresponse185
6Costs and errors arising from sampling239
7Empirical estimation of survey measurement error295
8The interviewer as a source of survey measurement error357
9The respondent as a source of measurement error407
10Measurement errors associated with the questionnaire449
11Response effects of the mode of data collection501
References553
Index581

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