Skip to main content
SLU:s publikationsdatabas (SLUpub)
Forskningsartikel - Refereegranskat, 2019

Efficiency and feasibility of sampling schemes in establishment surveys

Dickson, Maria Michela; Grafstrom, Anton; Giuliani, Diego; Espa, Giuseppe


When conducting firm-level surveys, a relevant aspect in sampling design is to guarantee that the selected sample of business units is representative of the population. Stratified sampling design is used to obtain a representative sample. However, stratification of the main characteristics of establishments may not always be computationally feasible, due to the high number of small and empty strata occurring when the population is highly stratified. A simulation with common sampling designs allows the comparison of the local pivotal method and spatially correlated Poisson sampling in terms of spatial balance and efficiency in estimation. These spatial designs are efficient, whereas stratification is no longer feasible.


Sample representativeness; firm survey data; spatial designs; spatial balance; estimation

Publicerad i

Mathematical Population Studies
2019, Volym: 26, nummer: 2, sidor: 114-122

    UKÄ forskningsämne

    Probability Theory and Statistics

    Publikationens identifierare


    Permanent länk till denna sida (URI)