Survey Guidelines

Sampling in Practice

This contribution is devoted to the practical aspect of survey sampling. It shows how the sampling frame and the sampling strategies are determined for telephone surveys, in particular, and for postal, face-to-face, and online surveys. And finally, taking the European Social Survey as an example, it deals with samples for cross-cultural surveys.

English-language version (186 kB)

Version 2.0; doi: 10.15465/gesis-sg_en_014

Slides english-language version (470 kB)

Slide set summarizes the main statements of the paper; it can be used for teaching purposes.

German-language version (359 kB)

Version 1.1; doi: 10.15465/gesis-sg_014

Earlier version: Version 1.0; doi: 10.15465/sdm-sg_014


Häder, S. (2016). Sampling in Practice. GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim, Germany: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. doi: 10.15465/gesis-sg_en_014