Bsta 516 Design and Analysis of Surveys

This course is designed to introduce basic concepts, techniques, and current practice of sample survey design and analysis. Specific topics covered include introduction to statistical sample design, such as simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified random sampling, cluster sampling, multistage sampling. Complex designs will also be included. Topics in estimation and analysis include probability weighting, weight adjustments, ratio and regression estimators, and methods for estimating variance from complex surveys. Analysis of complex data will be illustrated using Stata.