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Survey Errors and Survey Costs is a well-written, well-presented, and highly readable text that should be on every error-conscious statisticians bookshelf. Any courses that cover the theory and design of surveys should certainly have Survey Errors and Survey Costs on their reading lists.
MEL, Aston University Science Park, UK
Review in The Statistician, Vol. 40, No. 3, 1991
This volume is an extremely valuable contribution to survey methodology. It has many virtues: First, it provides a framework in which survey errors can be segregated by sources. Second, Groves has skillfully synthesized existing knowledge, bringing together in an easily accessible form empirical knowledge from a variety of sources. Third, he has managed to integrate into a common framework the contributions of several disciplines. For example, the work of psychometricians and cognitive psychologists is made relevant to the research of econometricians as well as the field experience of sociologists. Finally, but not least, Groves has managed to present all this in a style that is accessible to a wide variety of readers ranging from survey specialists to policymakers.
Peter H. Rossi
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Review in Journal of Official Statistics, January 1991
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