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> >1. UK survey web links
1.1 UK survey information > >1.2. Research methods and trainng information >> 1.3 UK survey research organisations

>>2. General survey analysis resources
2.1Guides to survey analysis methods >>2.2 help with software>>2.3 missing data
> >2.4.Online journals

>> 3. Non UK survey organisations
>> 3.1 National statistics agencies3.2 Other organisations

> >4. Text books4.1 Classics >>4.2. Recent general> >4.3.More theoretical
>>4.4.Missing data


1. UK survey Web links

1.1 Resources for help with UK surveys and official statistics

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/scotstat/ The SCOTSTAT network for users and providers of Scottish Official statistics.

http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/ Economic and Social Data Service, A resource to make a set of UK government surveys more accessible to researchers.

http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/resources/statguides.asp They also publish statistical guides aimed at researchers.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ Office for National Statistics (ONS) main site

http://www.chcc.ac.uk/ Collection of Historical and Contemporary Census Data

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/ Essex Data Archive: The major depository for UK social science data.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about/data/harmonisation/ Harmonised questions: The list of harmonised questions that the office for national statistics (ONS) consider should be used for all government surveys.

http://qb.soc.surrey.ac.uk/The Question Bank A resource provided by the Economic and Social Research Council. It provides details (including the original questionnaires used) for many large government surveys. It also has good commentary on how certain types of question should be asked.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/ Scottish Executive Statistics home page, with links to major surveys, neightbourhood statistics etc.

http://www.csu.nisra.gov.uk/ Northern Ireland Statistics, Central Survey Unit

1.2 UK sources of information on research methods and research training

http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/ National center for Social Research Methods, the hub of the ESRC Research Methods Network, links to all other ESRC training research.

http://www.ccsr.ac.uk// Cathie Marsh center for Census and Survey Research, University of Manchester, information, courses, publications and much more.

http://www.sosig.ac.uk// Social Science Information Gateway, web guides, training materials and information resources..

http://www.the-sra.org.uk/Social Research Association organisation page with good links and details of local meetings and training courses

http://www.socstats.soton.ac.uk/CASS/ center for Applied Social Surveys, University of Surrey

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/survey/ulsc/ ESRC UK Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the University of Essex.

1.3 Other UK survey and survey related organisations

http://www.natcen.ac.uk/ National center for Social Research, the largest independent social research institute in Britain.

http://www.rss.org.uk/ The Royal Statistical Society and in particular their

http://www.rss.org.uk/main.asp?page=1367 Social statistics Section


2 Web sites with resources to help with survey analysis

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/hhsurveys/ A site sponsored by the United Nations, Statistics Division. Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries - March 2005. Effectively an online textbook of state of the art survey methodology and examples. Authors of individual chapters are mainly highly respected international experts on survey methods.

http://www.dacseis.de/home.html Outputs from the EUROSTAT funded DACSEIS project on European Surveys. Mainly fairly technical. To get full list of deliverables go to the RPM (Recommended Practice Manual) and log-in.

2.1 Other sites to with links to survey methods on the web

http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/ Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research, links to lots of more (mostly US) sites on research methodology including survey analysis and sampling.

2.2 Guides to help with software for survey analysis

http://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/statistics/survey-soft/ American Statistical Association, Survey Methods Section, includes alink to a guide to survey software.

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/ UCLA guide to statistical resources (especially useful for for SAS and Stata)

http://delicious.com/statcomp Index to bookmarks on thge UCLA software site that you can search for survey topics.

http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/resources/statguides.aspthe Economic and Social Data Service statistical guides include a guide to weighting and a guide to using Stata to analyse the Labour Force Survey.

2.3 Missing data web sites

http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/msu/missingdata/index.html James carpenter and Mike kenward's site at London School of Hygeine (Research Methods Supported)

http://www.multiple-imputation.com/ Site at University of Leiden (S van Buuren)

See also links insection 6.2 of the page of this site on imputation

2.4 Online journals

http://www.jos.nu/Journal of Official Statistics is published online by the National Statistical Office of Sweden, full text is free

http://www.cbs.nl/isi/iass/survstat.htm Journal of Official Statistics is published online by the National Statistical Office of Sweden, full text is free

http://sru.soc.surrey.ac.uk/ Survey Statistician, newsletter, software reviews, articles

http://www.statcan.ca/english/ads/12-001-XPB/free.htm Survey Methodology allows free access to a few classic papers, newsletter, software reviews, articles


3. Non UK survey organisations

3.1 National statistics agencies with methodology content

http://www.asc.org.uk/ Gateway to all the US federal statistics agencies

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html Statistics Canada

http://www.insee.fr/en/home/home_page.asp French National Statistics Agency

3.2 Other non-UK survey or survey-related organisations

http://www.asc.org.uk/ Association for Survey Computing, Professional body for survey researchers, conferences, meetings etc.

http://www.cbs.nl/isi/iass/allUK.htm International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS), meetings, links, information


Recommended text books

4.1 Classics

Kish L, Survey Sampling, Wiley first published 1965, now in Wiley classics edition , excellent comprehensive and clear overall reference text.

Cochrane W. G. Sampling Techniques, Wiley, first published 1953, various later editions. All the basic results you need for design based inference, in mathematical notation.

Moser C and Kalton G Survey methods in social investigation, Heineman, 1971 Classic general text, now pretty old, but much of it still relevant. Now in paperback.(Dartmouth)

4.2 Recent general

Levy PS and Lemeshow S Sampling of populations, Wiley, 1999.

Barnett VSample Survey, principles and methods, 3rd edition, Arnold 1974

Czaja R and Blair J Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures, Pine Firge Press, 2004 General book, practical and up-to-date,

4.3More theoretical

Brewer K Combined sample survey inference, Weighing Basu's elephants, Arnold 2002.

Chambers RL & Skinner CJAnalysis of survey data, Wiley 2004

Sarndal CE, Swenson B, WretmanJModel assisted survey sampling , Springer 1992

4.4Missing data

Little RJA & Rubin DR Statistical Analysis with Missing Data, Wiley, 2002. The bible for missing data problems.

Schafer J Analysis of Incomplete multivariate data.CRC press, 1997. Comprehensive introduction to imputation with Normal distributions and categorical data.

Rubin DRMultiple imputation for non-response in surveys Wiley 2004

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