Cover: Sampling with Field Burden Constraints

Sampling with Field Burden Constraints

An Application to Sheltered Homeless and Low-Income Housed Women

Published 2003

by Marc N. Elliott, Daniela Golinelli, Katrin Hambarsoomian, Judith F. Perlman, Kirsten Becker, Kathryn G. Anderson, Suzanne L. Wenzel, Crystal Kollross


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In this paper we present a statistically efficient means of collecting a probability sample in the presence of field burden constraints. We suggest the use of disproportionate stratified random sampling as an alternative to two-stage sampling and illustrate how to account, via weighting, for the subjects' differential probabilities of inclusion. We describe our approach with reference to a study of impoverished women.

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