This guide provides clear, concise guidance for the researcher dealing with the everyday problems of sampling. Using the Practical Design Approach, the author integrates sampling design into the over-all research design and explains the interrelations between research design and sampling choices. The author takes the perspective of the researcher faced with making sampling decisions, laying out alternatives and the implications of different choices. The author uses a narrative, conceptual approach throughout the book. Mathematical presentations are limited to necessary formulas and examples of calculating using the formulas.
Duncan and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Professor of Public Policy; Director of Graduate Admissions; Director of Education Policy Initiative at Carolina