This text brings together important ideas on the model-based approach to sample survey which has been developed over the last twenty years. The content moves from basic ideas fundamental to sampling to more rigorous mathematical modelling and data analysis and includes exercises and solutions.
1. Fundamental concepts
2. The model-based approach
3. Robust model-based inference
4. Methods of variance estimation
5. Estimation for multipurpose surveys
6. Estimation for domains and small areas