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CLUSTER SAMPLES

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Definition:
Because of budgetary and timing considerations, most household surveys are based on what are termed cluster samples, that is, cases where the ultimate sample units are chosen in groups of various sizes within only selected parts of the country.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Household Surveys, Revised Edition, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 31, United Nations, New York, 1984, para. 4.24.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, May 19, 2002