Coverage error

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Coverage error is an error that occurs in statistical estimates of a survey. It results from gaps between the sampling frame and the total population. This can lead to biased results and can affect the variance of results.[1]

Coverage error is a kind of nonsampling error. Further discussion and elaboration can be found in Salant and Dillman (1995).[2]


  1. ^ Scheaffer, Richard L. 1996. Section 5 of Teaching Survey Sampling, by Ronald S. Fecso, William D. Kalsbeek, Sharon L. Lohr, Richard L. Scheaffer, Fritz J. Scheuren, Elizabeth A. Stasny. The American Statistician 50:4 (Nov., 1996), pp 335–337. (on jstor)
  2. ^ Salant, Priscilla, and Don A. Dillman. "How to Conduct your own Survey: Leading professional give you proven techniques for getting reliable results." (1995)