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May 2017 Combining Survey Data with Other Data Sources
Sharon L. Lohr, Trivellore E. Raghunathan
Statist. Sci. 32(2): 293-312 (May 2017). DOI: 10.1214/16-STS584


Collecting data using probability samples can be expensive, and response rates for many household surveys are decreasing. The increasing availability of large data sources opens new opportunities for statisticians to use the information in survey data more efficiently by combining survey data with information from these other sources. We review some of the work done to date on statistical methods for combining information from multiple data sources, discuss the limitations and challenges for different methods that have been proposed, and describe research that is needed for combining survey estimates.


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Sharon L. Lohr. Trivellore E. Raghunathan. "Combining Survey Data with Other Data Sources." Statist. Sci. 32 (2) 293 - 312, May 2017.


Published: May 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 11 May 2017

zbMATH: 1381.62026
MathSciNet: MR3648961
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/16-STS584

Keywords: hierarchical models , imputation , multiple frame survey , probability sample , record linkage , small area estimation

Rights: Copyright © 2017 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.32 • No. 2 • May 2017
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