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Which sample survey strategy? A review of three different approaches

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We review the essential characteristics of the three different approaches to specifying

    a sampling strategy; the design-based approach, the model-assisted approach and the

    model-based approach. We then describe a unified framework for survey design and

    estimation that incorporates all three approaches, allowing us to contrast them in terms of

    their concepts of efficiency as well as their robustness to assumptions about the

    characteristics of the finite population. Our conclusion is that although no one approach

    delivers both efficiency and robustness, the model-based approach seems to achieve the

    best compromise between these typically conflicting objectives.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Chambers, R. L. (2011). Which sample survey strategy? A review of three different approaches. Pakistan Journal of Statistics, 27 (4), 337-357.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-82055176165

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/3791

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 337

End Page


  • 357

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.pakjs.com/journals//27%284%29/27%284%292.pdf

Abstract


  • We review the essential characteristics of the three different approaches to specifying

    a sampling strategy; the design-based approach, the model-assisted approach and the

    model-based approach. We then describe a unified framework for survey design and

    estimation that incorporates all three approaches, allowing us to contrast them in terms of

    their concepts of efficiency as well as their robustness to assumptions about the

    characteristics of the finite population. Our conclusion is that although no one approach

    delivers both efficiency and robustness, the model-based approach seems to achieve the

    best compromise between these typically conflicting objectives.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Chambers, R. L. (2011). Which sample survey strategy? A review of three different approaches. Pakistan Journal of Statistics, 27 (4), 337-357.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-82055176165

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/3791

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 337

End Page


  • 357

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.pakjs.com/journals//27%284%29/27%284%292.pdf