Skip to main content


Edited by: Published: 2008
+- LessMore information
Download PDF

A panel refers to a survey sample in which the same units or respondents are surveyed or interviewed on two or more occasions {waves). Panels can give information about trends or changes in the characteristics of a given population over a period of time. A panel usually can measure changes in the characteristics of interest with greater precision than a series of independent samples of comparable size. A survey using a panel design is often called a "longitudinal survey," which is one particular type of repeated survey.

The sample design for a panel is very different from the one for an independent sample or a series of independent samples. In the sample design for a panel, more stable stratification variables over time can (and should) be ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Reader's Guide

  • All
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

      Copy and paste the following HTML into your website