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Sampling and Measurement

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

in The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373912
eISBN:
9780199865604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines participant selection, sampling design, sample size and sampling error; as well as the importance of statistical power, effect size, confidence levels, and confidence intervals. ... More


Sampling Error: The Need for Representativeness

in The Total Survey Error Approach: A Guide to the New Science of Survey Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891279
eISBN:
9780226891293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891293.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The best-known source of survey error is sampling error: the error that arises when only a subset of the population is included in a sample survey. It occurs since sampled units inevitably differ ... More


The Total Survey Error Approach: A Guide to the New Science of Survey Research

Herbert F. Weisberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891279
eISBN:
9780226891293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891293.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In 1939, George Gallup's American Institute of Public Opinion published a pamphlet optimistically titled The New Science of Public Opinion Measurement. At the time, though, survey research was in its ... More


Sampling and Coverage Issues for Web Surveys

Roger Tourangeau, Frederick G. Conrad, and Mick P. Couper

in The Science of Web Surveys

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199747047
eISBN:
9780199345069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747047.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses sampling and coverage error. Unlike other survey modes, Web surveys lack a “native” sample selection technique, such as random-digit dialing for telephone surveys. The most ... More


First Steps in Beginning a Meta-analysis

Gavin B. Stewart, Isabelle M. Côté, Hannah R. Rothstein, and Peter S. Curtis

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the initiation of the process of systematic research synthesis. Without a systematic approach to defining, obtaining, and collating data, meta-analyses may yield precise but ... More


The Fossil Record: Biological or Geological Signal?

Michael J. Benton

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter examines modern approaches to perhaps the oldest problem in paleontology, specifically the perceived incompleteness of the fossil record. It focuses on the larger-scale patterns that may ... More


Precipitation Rate

Fred V. Brock and Scott J. Richardson

in Meteorological Measurement Systems

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195134513
eISBN:
9780197561584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195134513.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Accurate rainfall measurements are required, usually over broad areas because of the natural variability of rain. Coverage of a large area can be achieved using many distributed point measurement ... More


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