Itinerary method

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The itinerary method is a sampling technique used in particular in household surveys. Also known as the Politz method, it requires interviewers to use a specific process to select the dwellings on their survey route For example, interviewers must concentrate on houses or buildings with more than three floors. They can also focus on a specific floor of each building.

The itinerary method allows surveyors to avoid limiting themselves to a specific survey area. In effect, the survey is conducted over a dispersed geographic area. The route method is more expensive to implement than the quota method. The reason for this is that it involves travelling sometimes over quite long distances.