Thesis / Dissertation

Multilevel regression and poststratification as a modelling approach for estimating descriptive population parameters from highly selected survey samples in large-scale health studies

Marnie Leanne Downes, John Carlin (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Recruiting a representative sample of participants is becoming increasingly difficult in large-scale population health and epidemiological surveys, even for studies using a well-documented sampling frame and a sound sampling process. In view of this and with the increasing appeal of online recruitment, due to significantly lower cost and rapid accrual, many researchers undertaking health surveys are faced with the challenge of analysing data obtained from a sample that is not representative of the target population of interest. Statistical methods for appropriately addressing this selection or participation bias are therefore critical to ensuring reliable and accurate population inference f..

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