Theories of Data Analysis and Statistical Inference

Chapter
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)

Abstract

Every survey, in any field, begins conceptually with a population list, a sampling plan or sample design by which an appropriate sample is to be drawn from the population, a measurement instrument specifying the information – response variables and covariates or explanatory variables – to be obtained from the sampled population members, and an analysis plan by which the response variables, and their relation to the covariates or explanatory variables, are to be analysed.

Keywords

Covariance Income 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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