Definition: Coordination of samples

Statistical concept

Increasing the sample overlap for some surveys rather than drawing the samples independently is known as positive coordination. Reducing the overlap between samples for different surveys is known as negative coordination.
Source:
Lessler, J.T. and Kalsbeek, W.D. (1992), "Non Sampling Error in Survey", New York: John Wiley or US department of Commerce (1978), "Glossary of Non Sampling Error Terms: An Illustration of a Semantic Problem in Statistics", Statistical Policy Working Paper 4, Office of Federal Statistical Policy Standards, 1978
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