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The ultimate sampling unit may be defined as the smallest unit which is the subject of sample selection. In a household survey the ultimate sampling unit might be the household.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Household Surveys, Revised Edition, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 31, United Nations, New York, 1984, para. 4.12.

Cross References:
Sampling unit

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, November 18, 2001