Practical Tools for Designing and Weighting Survey Samples

survey9781461464488Practical Tools for Designing and Weighting Survey Samples written by: Richard Valliant, Jill Dever and Frauke Kreuter. Published by Springer Science 2013.

This useful book covers code in R and SAS along with EXCELL.

Some of the R packages used are: alabama, doby, quadprog and survey.

Disposition codes Chapter 6.1 page 164 covers several different versions in use. These useful codes help get the most information out of your data, defining outcome rates. Table 6.3 of the concordance between AAPOR, American Association for Public Opinion Research and American Time Use Survey has disposition codes and descriptions.  Codes like 27, unknown eligibility, privacy detector.  Useful for using all of the information you acquire and not throwing a lot of it out.

Read this book before you design your next survey, questionnaire to get the results that you are looking for, with appropriate  sample size and power.