Error Analysis of Sampling Frame in Sample Survey

Zhengdong LI


Abstract: In our application practice of sample survey, we mostly neglect some non-sampling errors such as sampling frame errors. Actually, the influence of non-sampling errors to the total survey deviation can not be ignored. In view of this topic, this paper briefly discussed the sampling frame errors as non-sampling errors. First a brief review of the sampling frame, together with the type and structure of the sampling frame, is given. Next the distinction between sampling frame errors and sampling errors is made theoretically in general. Then through the analysis of a series of non-random impact factors and the application of corresponding improvements or solutions, the sampling frame errors are reduced or controlled within a certain range. Finally, this paper summed up and sorted out the influencing factors based on the sample units or elements for the sampling frame, and also discussed the problems and solutions.
Key words: Sampling Survey; Sampling Frame; Sampling Error; Sampling Frame Error


Sampling Survey; Sampling Frame; Sampling Error; Sampling Frame Error

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