Stratified and cluster sampling

Introduction

In practice, real surveys seldomly use a simple random sampling design. We will discuss why stratification is often used to make the sample more efficient (allowing smaller samples), and why clustering is used to limit survey costs.

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Literature

  • Stuart (1984) p. 35-71

Slides

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Exercises

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