How to Sample in Surveys

How to Sample in Surveys

by Arlene G. Fink

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ISBN-13: 9781483389295
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Arlene Fink (PhD) is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and president of the Langley Research Institute. Her main interests include evaluation and survey research and the conduct of research literature reviews as well as the evaluation of their quality. Dr. Fink has conducted scores of evaluation studies in public health, medicine, and education. She is on the faculty of UCLA’s Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and is a scientific and evaluation advisor to UCLA’s Gambling Studies and IMPACT (Improving Access, Counseling & Treatment for Californians with Prostate Cancer) programs. She consults nationally and internationally for agencies such as L’institut de Promotion del la Prévention Secondaire en Addictologie (IPPSA) in Paris, France, and Peninsula Health in Victoria, Australia. Professor Fink has taught and lectured extensively all over the world and is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and 15 textbooks.

Table of Contents

How to Sample in Surveys: Learning Objectives
Ch 1. Target Populations and Samples
Checklist for Obtaining a Sample That Represents the Target
Probability Sampling
Simple Random Sampling
Stratified Random Sampling
Systematic Sampling
Cluster Sampling
Nonprobability Sampling
Convenience Sampling
Snowball Sampling
Quota Sampling
Focus Groups
Commonly Used Probability and Nonprobability Sampling Methods
Ch 2. Statistics and Samples
Sampling Error
Estimating the Standard Error for Simple Random Samples
Sample Size: How Much Is Enough?
Checklist of Factors to Consider When Calculating Sample Size
Calculating Sample Size
Checklist of Questions to Ask When Determining Sample Size
Help With Sample Size and Power
Sampling Units and the Unit of Analysis
Acceptable Response Rate
Guidelines for Promoting Responses and Minimizing Response Bias
Calculating the Response Rate
Suggested Readings
About the Author

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