Survey analysis remains the bread-and-butter of sociological research. Highlighting three main areas of interest calibration estimators, two-phase designs, and fitting of regression models to survey data Complex Surveys is the first book to describe the use of R in survey analysis in order to meticulously demonstrate new and efficient analyses of survey research methods in the health and social sciences. Written for applied statisticians and sophisticated users of statistics in the health and social sciences, the text employs large data sets throughout to illustrate the need for, and utility of, the R software system.
THOMAS LUMLEY, PHD, is Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. He has published numerous journal articles in his areas of research interest, which include regression modeling, clinical trials, statistical computing, and survey research. Dr. Lumley created the survey package that currently accompanies the R software package, and he is also coauthor of Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences, Second Edition, published by Wiley.