This workshop is the first part of a two-part series on survey sampling. This first workshop will cover the basic principles and methods of sampling. Topics will include a discussion of the various types of samples, the creation of sampling frames, the use of stratification, and basic methods of selecting samples. Determining an appropriate sample size will also be discussed.
Part 2 of this series will be held on October 26th, 2017, and will cover more complicated multi-stage sampling. An additional workshop in the spring will cover the post-data-collection topic of weighting.
Prior knowledge: This workshop only presupposes some basic knowledge of algebra and of survey research.