Errors Depending on Costs in Sample Surveys

Daniela Marella

Abstract


This paper presents a total survey error model that simultaneously treats sampling error, nonresponse
error and measurement error. The main aim for developing the model is to determine
the optimal allocation of the available resources for the total survey error reduction. More
precisely, the paper is concerned with obtaining the best possible accuracy in survey estimate
through an overall economic balance between sampling and nonsampling error.

Keywords


Sampling error; nonsampling error; nonresponse error; measurement error; total survey design

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18148/srm/2007.v1i2.78

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