Survey Sampling I
Concentration: Quantitative Methods
This course introduces the basic statistical aspects of surveys. Survey is an important data sources for policy studies. Researchers often design and conduct their own surveys to collect information for specific research aims. Publicly available survey data serving more general purposes, in particular, national and state surveys conducted by governmental agencies, are the basis for many secondary studies. This course consists of two components: sampling design and survey data analysis. We will start with an introduction of the basic statistical framework of survey. We will cover the following basic designs: simple random sampling, simple probabilistic sampling, stratified sampling, and cluster sampling. We will mainly introduce model-based analysis methods, but also discuss the traditional design-based analysis methods for some simple designs.