2. Sampling and Weighting in Household Telephone Surveys

  1. James M. Lepkowski2,3,
  2. Clyde Tucker4,
  3. J. Michael Brick3,5,6,
  4. Edith D. de Leeuw7,
  5. Lilli Japec8,9,
  6. Paul J. Lavrakas10,
  7. Michael W. Link11 and
  8. Roberta L. Sangster4
  1. William D. Kalsbeek and
  2. Robert P. Agans

Published Online: 1 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470173404.ch2

Advances in Telephone Survey Methodology

Advances in Telephone Survey Methodology

How to Cite

Kalsbeek, W. D. and Agans, R. P. (2007) Sampling and Weighting in Household Telephone Surveys, in Advances in Telephone Survey Methodology (eds J. M. Lepkowski, C. Tucker, J. M. Brick, E. D. d. Leeuw, L. Japec, P. J. Lavrakas, M. W. Link and R. L. Sangster), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470173404.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, USA

  3. 4

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC, USA

  4. 5

    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA

  5. 6

    University of Michigan, Michigan, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Methodology and Statistics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  7. 8

    Department of Research and Development, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

  8. 9

    Statistics Sweden, Sweden

  9. 10

    Nielsen Media Research, New York, NY, USA

  10. 11

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA

Author Information

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471745310

Online ISBN: 9780470173404



  • household telephone survey sampling and weighting;
  • standardization and RDD telephone sampling procedures;
  • weighting class approach


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Telephone Sampling Frames

  • Sampling Approaches

  • Selecting Respondents within Households

  • Telephone Frames and Sampling in other Countries

  • Estimation and Sample Weights

  • Future Needs for Telephone Sampling and Weighting