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Standardized Survey Interviewing

Standardized Survey Interviewing

Minimizing Interviewer-Related Error

  • Author: Floyd J. Fowler, Jr.,Thomas W. Mangione
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803930933
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 151
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A practical guide to producing standardized, and reliable, interviews, this volume represents a blending of social science theories of interviewing dynamics, the authors' own extensive research on interview-related error and research evidence from other prominent methodologists.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

  • Author: Leonard Bickman,Debra J. Rog
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761906728
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 580
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The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

  • Author: Leonard Bickman,MS Debra J Rog
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412950317
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 661
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The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. - twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management; - emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints; - new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection; - a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action; - a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research

With Applications to the Caribbean

  • Author: Ian Boxill,Claudia Maureen Chambers,Eleanor Wint
  • Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
  • ISBN: 9789768125224
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 156
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Introduction to Social Research explores the fundamentals of social research with a Caribbean Focus. Boxill, Chambers and Wint draw on similar works in the long line of literature by Caribbean social scientists to provide an essential guide to students of social research. The areas covered include the research process and conceptual issues in social research; the structure of the enquiry process; different methods of observation; techniques for analysing and presenting data; ethical and political issues in social research.

International Handbook of Survey Methodology

International Handbook of Survey Methodology

  • Author: Edith D. de Leeuw,Joop Hox,Don Dillman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113691062X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 560
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Taking into account both traditional and emerging modes, this comprehensive new Handbook covers all major methodological and statistical issues in designing and analyzing surveys. With contributions from the world's leading survey methodologists and statisticians, this invaluable new resource provides guidance on collecting survey data and creating meaningful results. Featuring examples from a variety of countries, the book reviews such things as how to deal with sample designs, write survey questions, and collect data on the Internet. A thorough review of the procedures associated with multiple modes of collecting sample survey information and applying that combination of methods that fit the situation best is included. The International Handbook of Survey Methodology opens with the foundations of survey design, ranging from sources of error, to ethical issues. This is followed by a section on design that reviews sampling challenges and tips on writing and testing questions for multiple methods. Part three focuses on data collection, from face-to-face interviews, to Internet and interactive voice response, to special challenges involved in mixing these modes within one survey. Analyzing data from both simple and complex surveys is then explored, as well as procedures for adjusting data. The book concludes with a discussion of maintaining quality. Intended for advanced students and researchers in the behavioral, social, and health sciences, this "must have" resource will appeal to those interested in conducting or using survey data from anywhere in the world, especially those interested in comparing results across countries. The book also serves as a state-of-the-art text for graduate level courses and seminars on survey methodology. A companion website contains additional readings and examples.

Fundamentals of Marketing Research

Fundamentals of Marketing Research

  • Author: Scott M. Smith,Gerald S. Albaum
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761988526
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 881
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Fundamentals of Marketing Research covers all facets of marketing research including method, technique, and analysis at all levels. The methodological scope regarding research design, data collection techniques, and measurement is broad with three chapters devoted to the critical area of measurement and scaling. The presentation is from primarily a pragmatic and user-oriented perspective which aides the student to evaluate the research presented to them. This text explores cutting-edge technologies and new horizons while ensuring students have a thorough grasp of research fundamentals.

The Psychology Research Handbook

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

  • Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761930221
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 516
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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Introduction to Survey Sampling

Introduction to Survey Sampling

  • Author: Graham Kalton,KALTON
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803921269
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 96
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Reviews sampling methods used in surveys: simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratification, cluster and multi-stage sampling, sampling with probability proportional to size, two-phase sampling, replicated sampling, panel designs, and non-probability sampling. Kalton discusses issues of practical implementation, including frame problems and non-response, and gives examples of sample designs for a national face-to-face interview survey and for a telephone survey. He also treats the use of weights in survey analysis, the computation of sampling errors with complex sampling designs, and the determination of sample size.

Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Russell A. Jones
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780878933723
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 369
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This text acquaints the student with the diverse methods used in the social, psychological and behavioural sciences. The scientific question at hand affects the researcher's choice of methods, and this book helps students develop an appreciation for the sorts of hypotheses and questions that can be most profitably investigated with each method. The text emphasizes that the student needs to be acquainted with a variety of research methods, as there is no single perfect method. Along with the illustrative research in each chapter, the advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed.

Nonresponse in Social Science Surveys:

Nonresponse in Social Science Surveys:

A Research Agenda

  • Author: Committee on National Statistics,Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on a Research Agenda for the Future of Social Science Data Collection,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309272475
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 166
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For many household surveys in the United States, responses rates have been steadily declining for at least the past two decades. A similar decline in survey response can be observed in all wealthy countries. Efforts to raise response rates have used such strategies as monetary incentives or repeated attempts to contact sample members and obtain completed interviews, but these strategies increase the costs of surveys. This review addresses the core issues regarding survey nonresponse. It considers why response rates are declining and what that means for the accuracy of survey results. These trends are of particular concern for the social science community, which is heavily invested in obtaining information from household surveys. The evidence to date makes it apparent that current trends in nonresponse, if not arrested, threaten to undermine the potential of household surveys to elicit information that assists in understanding social and economic issues. The trends also threaten to weaken the validity of inferences drawn from estimates based on those surveys. High nonresponse rates create the potential or risk for bias in estimates and affect survey design, data collection, estimation, and analysis. The survey community is painfully aware of these trends and has responded aggressively to these threats. The interview modes employed by surveys in the public and private sectors have proliferated as new technologies and methods have emerged and matured. To the traditional trio of mail, telephone, and face-to-face surveys have been added interactive voice response (IVR), audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI), web surveys, and a number of hybrid methods. Similarly, a growing research agenda has emerged in the past decade or so focused on seeking solutions to various aspects of the problem of survey nonresponse; the potential solutions that have been considered range from better training and deployment of interviewers to more use of incentives, better use of the information collected in the data collection, and increased use of auxiliary information from other sources in survey design and data collection. Nonresponse in Social Science Surveys: A Research Agenda also documents the increased use of information collected in the survey process in nonresponse adjustment.

Envisioning the survey interview of the future

Envisioning the survey interview of the future

  • Author: Frederick George Conrad,Michael F. Schober
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 298
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Praise forEnvisioning the Survey Interview of the Future "This book is an excellent introduction to some brave new technologies . . . and their possible impacts on the way surveys might be conducted. Anyone interested in the future of survey methodology should read this book." Norman M. Bradburn, PhD, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago "Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future gathers some of the brightest minds in alternative methods of gathering self-report data, with an eye toward the future self-report sample survey. Conrad and Schober, by assembling a group of talented survey researchers and creative inventors of new software-based tools to gather information from human subjects, have created a volume of importance to all interested in imagining future ways of interviewing." Robert M. Groves, PhD, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan This collaboration provides extensive insight into the impact of communication technology on survey research As previously unimaginable communication technologies rapidly become commonplace, survey researchers are presented with both opportunities and obstacles when collecting and interpreting data based on human response. Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future explores the increasing influence of emerging technologies on the data collection process and, in particular, self-report data collection in interviews, providing the key principles for using these new modes of communication. With contributions written by leading researchers in the fields of survey methodology and communication technology, this compilation integrates the use of modern technological developments with established social science theory. The book familiarizes readers with these new modes of communication by discussing the challenges to accuracy, legitimacy, and confidentiality that researchers must anticipate while collecting data, and it also provides tools for adopting new technologies in order to obtain high-quality results with minimal error or bias. Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future addresses questions that researchers in survey methodology and communication technology must consider, such as: How and when should new communication technology be adopted in the interview process? What are the principles that extend beyond particular technologies? Why do respondents answer questions from a computer differently than questions from a human interviewer? How can systems adapt to respondents' thinking and feeling? What new ethical concerns about privacy and confidentiality are raised from using new communication technologies? With its multidisciplinary approach, extensive discussion of existing and future technologies, and practical guidelines for adopting new technology, Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future is an essential resource for survey methodologists, questionnaire designers, and communication technologists in any field that conducts survey research. It also serves as an excellent supplement for courses in research methods at the upper-undergraduate or graduate level.

Survey Research Methodology, 1990-1999

Survey Research Methodology, 1990-1999

An Annotated Bibliography

  • Author: Graham R. Walden
  • Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 432
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Lists and evaluates literature on survey research methodology for a range of subjects in the social sciences.

International Labour Documentation

International Labour Documentation

  • Author: International Labour Office. Central Library and Documentation Branch,International Labour Office. Library
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Working class
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7537
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The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research

The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research

  • Author: David L. Vannette,Jon A. Krosnick
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319543954
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 676
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This handbook is a comprehensive reference guide for researchers, funding agencies and organizations engaged in survey research. Drawing on research from a world-class team of experts, this collection addresses the challenges facing survey-based data collection today as well as the potential opportunities presented by new approaches to survey research, including in the development of policy. It examines innovations in survey methodology and how survey scholars and practitioners should think about survey data in the context of the explosion of new digital sources of data. The Handbook is divided into four key sections: the challenges faced in conventional survey research; opportunities to expand data collection; methods of linking survey data with external sources; and, improving research transparency and data dissemination, with a focus on data curation, evaluating the usability of survey project websites, and the credibility of survey-based social science. Chapter 23 of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Survey Methodology

Survey Methodology

  • Author: Robert M. Groves,Floyd J. Fowler, Jr.,Mick P. Couper,James M. Lepkowski,Eleanor Singer,Roger Tourangeau
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118211340
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 488
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Praise for the First Edition: "The book makes a valuable contribution by synthesizing current research and identifying areas for future investigation for each aspect of the survey process." —Journal of the American Statistical Association "Overall, the high quality of the text material is matched by the quality of writing . . ." —Public Opinion Quarterly ". . . it should find an audience everywhere surveys are being conducted." —Technometrics This new edition of Survey Methodology continues to provide a state-of-the-science presentation of essential survey methodology topics and techniques. The volume's six world-renowned authors have updated this Second Edition to present newly emerging approaches to survey research and provide more comprehensive coverage of the major considerations in designing and conducting a sample survey. Key topics in survey methodology are clearly explained in the book's chapters, with coverage including sampling frame evaluation, sample design, development of questionnaires, evaluation of questions, alternative modes of data collection, interviewing, nonresponse, post-collection processing of survey data, and practices for maintaining scientific integrity. Acknowledging the growing advances in research and technology, the Second Edition features: Updated explanations of sampling frame issues for mobile telephone and web surveys New scientific insight on the relationship between nonresponse rates and nonresponse errors Restructured discussion of ethical issues in survey research, emphasizing the growing research results on privacy, informed consent, and confidentiality issues The latest research findings on effective questionnaire development techniques The addition of 50% more exercises at the end of each chapter, illustrating basic principles of survey design An expanded FAQ chapter that addresses the concerns that accompany newly established methods Providing valuable and informative perspectives on the most modern methods in the field, Survey Methodology, Second Edition is an ideal book for survey research courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an indispensable reference for practicing survey methodologists and any professional who employs survey research methods.

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

  • Author: Nigel G Fielding,Raymond M Lee,Grant Blank
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473959306
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 684
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Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.

Constructing Questions for Interviews and Questionnaires

Constructing Questions for Interviews and Questionnaires

Theory and Practice in Social Research

  • Author: William Foddy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521467339
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 228
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This practical book presents a coherent, theoretical basis for the construction of valid and reliable questions for interviews and questionnaires. It integrates the empirical findings on question design reported in the social science literature and develops these insights. William Foddy outlines the problems that can arise when framing questions. He has written a broadly useful book for student and professional survey practitioners, particularly academic, government, and market researchers.

Nonsampling Error in Social Surveys

Nonsampling Error in Social Surveys

  • Author: David E. McNabb
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483323757
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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A welcome and much-needed addition to the literature on survey data quality in social research, Nonsampling Error in Social Surveys, by David E. McNabb, examines the most common sources of nonsampling error: frame error; measurement error; response error, nonresponse error, and interviewer error. Offering the only comprehensive and non-technical treatment available, the book’s focus on controlling error shows readers how to eliminate the opportunity for error to occur, and features revealing examples of past and current efforts to control the incidence and effects of nonsampling error. Most importantly, it gives readers the tools they need to understand, identify, address, and prevent the most prevalent and difficult-to-control types of survey errors.

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

  • Author: Paul J. Lavrakas
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 150631788X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1072
  • View: 1606
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In conjunction with top survey researchers around the world and with Nielsen Media Research serving as the corporate sponsor, the Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods presents state-of-the-art information and methodological examples from the field of survey research. Although there are other "how-to" guides and references texts on survey research, none is as comprehensive as this Encyclopedia, and none presents the material in such a focused and approachable manner. With more than 600 entries, this resource uses a Total Survey Error perspective that considers all aspects of possible survey error from a cost-benefit standpoint.

Survey nonresponse

Survey nonresponse

  • Author: Robert M. Groves
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 500
  • View: 2487
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A compendium of up-to-date research in survey nonresponse Survey Nonresponse compiles theoretical and empirical research by noted experts to provide a current review of the field. It covers the behavioral underpinnings of non-response, its impact on the error structure of survey estimates, and current methods of adjusting the estimation process to account for nonresponse. The volume combines literatures from social science and statistics to present a complete picture of modern methods of design and estimation in the face of missing survey data. The book is divided into four sections that discuss these fundamental issues: * Alternative perspectives on causes and consequences of nonresponse * Current theory and practice in survey protocols to reduce nonresponse rates * How nonresponse varies systematically by various design features * Statistical inference accounting for nonresponse Survey Nonresponse can be used as a supplementary text for graduate students in survey methodology courses, or as a reference for researchers and professionals. It offers a balanced approach, up-to-date research, and thoroughly modern thinking on this vital subject.