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INTRODUCTION
TO
 SURVEY SAMPLING
February 26, 2003
Karen Foote Retzer
Survey Research LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicagowww.srl.uic.edu
 
 
Introduction to Survey Sampling Page 2 of 16 
Census or Sample?
 
Census:
Gathering information about everyindividual in a population
Sample:
Selection of a small subset of a population
 
 
Introduction to Survey Sampling Page 3 of 16 
Why Sample instead of taking aCensus?
Less expensive
Less time-consuming
More accurate
Some samples can lead to statistical inferenceabout the entire population
 

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