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Sampling coordination of business surveys in the Spanish National Statistics Institute

Doc: 06/2011

The Spanish NSI works in several alternatives in order to reduce the statistical burden in business surveys. One of them is the use of sampling coordination techniques to reducethe overlap between samples of different surveys.
The use of the same sampling frame for business surveys (the Central Business Register) has allowed to obtain coordinated samples using the Permanent Random Number (PRN)technique. A statistical burden function is defined and used to coordinate the samples obtained each year. .

Palabras clave / Key words: Statistical burden, sampling coordination, business survey

Sampling coordination of business surveys in the Spanish National Statistics Institute (Pdf 59 KB)
Dolores Lorca, M. Concepción Molina, Gonzalo Parada, Ana Revilla