An Overview of Sample Design and Weighting

  • Richard Valliant
  • Jill A. Dever
  • Frauke Kreuter
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


This is a practical book. Many techniques used by survey practitioners are not covered by standard textbooks but are necessary to do a professional job when designing samples and preparing data for analyses. In this book, we present a collection of methods that we have found most useful in our own practical work. Since computer software is essential in applying the techniques, example code is given throughout.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Valliant
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jill A. Dever
    • 3
  • Frauke Kreuter
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.RTI InternationalWashington, DCUSA
  4. 4.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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