* Provides a comprehensive introduction to sampling and estimation in descriptive surveys, including design effect statistic and use of auxiliary data.
* Includes detailed coverage of complex survey analysis, including design-based ANOVA and logistic regression with GEE estimation.
* Contains much new material, including handling of non-sampling errors, and model-assisted estimation for domains.
* Features detailed real-li fe case studies, such as multilevel modeling in a multinational educational survey.
* Supported by a Web site containing software codes, real data sets, computerized exercises with solutions, and online training materials.
Practical Methods for Design and Analysis of Complex Surveys provides a useful practical resource for researchers and practitioners working in the planning, implementation or analysis of complex surveys and opinion polls, including business, educational, health, social, and socio-economic surveys and official statistics. In addition, the book is well suited for use on intermediate and advanced courses in survey sampling.