Survey Sampling

Survey sampling describes the process of selecting a sample of elements from a target population to conduct a survey. The term "survey" may refer to many different types or techniques of observation. In survey sampling it most often involves a questionnaire used to measure the characteristics and/or attitudes of people.

Different ways of contacting members of a sample once they have been selected is the subject of survey data collection. The purpose of sampling is to reduce the cost and/or the amount of work that it would take to survey the entire target population. A survey that measures the entire target population is called a census.

Chapter 1: Introduction and Basic Concepts of Sampling
Chapter 2: Simple Random Sampling
Chapter 3: Stratified Random Sampling
Chapter 4: Systematic Sampling
Chapter 5: Ratio and Regression Method of Estimation
Chapter 6: Some other Sampling Schemes
Chapter 7: Non-Sampling and Sampling Errors