The following presentation discusses the basic concepts of sampling, with a focus on terminology and sampling frames. The presentation concludes with a brief overview of some common sampling procedures.

The following presentation furthers our discussion of the difference between populations and samples, and describes several sample selection procedures in greater detail. The presentation also includes a brief description of data collection procedures, such as surveys.

The link below is to a brief essay on the presence/role of coverage and nonresponse errors in survey research. This is not an extensive review of the literature, but highlights some of the most common issues for applied researchers.

Coverage and Nonresponse Errors in Sampling Frames for Mail, Telephone, Face-to-Face, and Web Surveys