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photo women talking Exemplars

Each exemplar uses a different survey and illustrates different design features and techniques (see table.) They are not in order of difficulty. If you are new to survey research methods Exemplars 3 or 4 might be good starting points.

Where should you start ?
Surveys
Survey Type
Features
Techniques exemplified
Exemplars
Family Resources
Survey
more....
Household
Replication methods (jackknife)
Scottish Household Survey
more....
Individual within household
Partial clustering, disproportionate stratification
Subgroup analyses chi squared tests logistic regression
Scottish Health
Survey
more....
Individual within household
Clustering, non-response adjustment
Effect of weighting
Workplace Employee Relations Survey
more....
Workplaces
Very unequal probabilities of selection
Regression
Postal
Poor response rate
Weighting for non-response
Edinburgh Study of Youth transitions and crimemore....
Longitudinal
Dropout
imputation
peas project 2004/2005/2006.