ERIC Number: ED248074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Research Note: A New Sampling Procedure for Surveying Health Conditions of Migrant Farm Workers.
Chi, Peter S. K.
A special sampling procedure for collecting health statistics and related information from a representative sample of migrant farmworkers was developed for the New York Migrant Health Interview Survey conducted in Wayne County during the summer of 1982. A three-stage, stratified random sampling technique was used. The primary sampling units were migrant camps and other migrant housing units; the ultimate sampling units were individual migrants. The detailed sampling procedure used consisted of seven steps: compiling a comprehensive list of primary sampling units; stratifying migrant camps and other migrant housing units; determining preliminary sample size and distribution; determining sampled camps and housing units; selecting sample households; determining migrant population on a given day; and calculating weighting factors. A weighting procedure was used to adjust oversampling or undersampling of different segments of the population. Results indicated that the sample was not only representative with respect to the size of the migrant camps, but also representative with respect to distinct household characteristics associated with different camp size. (Author/NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (Wayne County); Weighted Data
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (47th, College Station, TX, August 22-25, 1984). For related document, see RC 014 902.