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Development of a sampling method for household surveys in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lynn, PJ (2004) 'Development of a sampling method for household surveys in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina.' Statistics in Transition, 6 (6). 953 - 978. ISSN 1234-7655

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This paper describes a method of sampling that has been developed for use on national household surveys in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The design and implementation of household surveys in BiH is particularly challenging for a number of reasons, including the absence of population registers or other sampling frames, the absence of relevant Census data or other population statistics, and continuing rapid change in the population of occupied dwellings (building, renovation, and associated population movement). The paper sets out the components of a sampling method that is both practical and statistically efficient. Both the practical and statistical arguments for each proposed component are presented. The results of a field test of the method are summarised. The sample design adopted for the BiH Household Budget Survey 2003-04, the first survey to use the new methodology, is described and the paper also sets out how the design can be adapted to the needs of other surveys. The sampling solutions adopted and described in this paper are likely to be applicable also to other situations in which analogous challenges exist.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Area sampling, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Multi-stage sampling, Sample Design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 10:27
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:56

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