This chapter addresses the first two steps in the sampling process, defining and framing the population. In this chapter, you will learn the following:
How to define the population of interest in operational terms
Possible sources of frames (or lists) of the population
The various problems that a frame (or list) may have
How to solve those problems
This chapter comes from Applied Survey Sampling: Written for students and researchers who wish to understand the conceptual and practical aspects of sampling, it covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of sampling to special topics such as sampling rare populations, sampling organizational populations, and sampling visitors to a place.