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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.

Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences

Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences

  • Author: Lior Gideon
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461438764
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 520
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Surveys enjoy great ubiquity among data collection methods in social research: they are flexible in questioning techniques, in the amount of questions asked, in the topics covered, and in the various ways of interactions with respondents. Surveys are also the preferred method by many researchers in the social sciences due to their ability to provide quick profiles and results. Because they are so commonly used and fairly easy to administer, surveys are often thought to be easily thrown together. But designing an effective survey that yields reliable and valid results takes more than merely asking questions and waiting for the answers to arrive. Geared to the non-statistician, the Handbook of Survey Methodology in Social Sciences addresses issues throughout all phases of survey design and implementation. Chapters examine the major survey methods of data collection, providing expert guidelines for asking targeted questions, improving accuracy and quality of responses, while reducing sampling and non-sampling bias. Relying on the Total Survey Error theory, various issues of both sampling and non-sampling sources of error are explored and discussed. By covering all aspects of the topic, the Handbook is suited to readers taking their first steps in survey methodology, as well as to those already involved in survey design and execution, and to those currently in training. Featured in the Handbook: • The Total Survey Error: sampling and non-sampling errors. • Survey sampling techniques. • The art of question phrasing. • Techniques for increasing response rates • A question of ethics: what is allowed in survey research? • Survey design: face-to-face, phone, mail, e-mail, online, computer-assisted.? • Dealing with sensitive issues in surveys. • Demographics of respondents: implications for future survey research. • Dealing with nonresponse, and nonresponse bias The Handbook of Survey Methodology in Social Sciences offers how-to clarity for researchers in the social and behavioral sciences and related disciplines, including sociology, criminology, criminal justice, social psychology, education, public health, political science, management, and many other disciplines relying on survey methodology as one of their main data collection tools.

The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology

The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology

  • Author: Christof Wolf,Dominique Joye,Tom W Smith,Yang-chih Fu
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473959047
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 740
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Survey Methodology is becoming a more structured field of research, deserving of more and more academic attention. The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology explores both the increasingly scientific endeavour of surveys and their growing complexity, as different data collection modes and information sources are combined. The handbook takes a global approach, with a team of international experts looking at local and national specificities, as well as problems of cross-national, comparative survey research. The chapters are organized into seven major sections, each of which represents a stage in the survey life-cycle: Surveys and Societies Planning a Survey Measurement Sampling Data Collection Preparing Data for Use Assessing and Improving Data Quality The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology is a landmark and essential tool for any scholar within the social sciences.

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.

Handbook of Health Survey Methods

Handbook of Health Survey Methods

  • Author: Timothy P. Johnson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118594746
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 840
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A comprehensive guidebook to the current methodologiesand practices used in health surveys A unique and self-contained resource, Handbook of HealthSurvey Methods presents techniques necessary for confrontingchallenges that are specific to health survey research. Thehandbook guides readers through the development of sample designs,data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimedat gathering health information on general and targetedpopulations. The book is organized into five well-defined sections: Design andSampling Issues, Measurement Issues, Field Issues, Health Surveysof Special Populations, and Data Management and Analysis.Maintaining an easy-to-follow format, each chapter begins with anintroduction, followed by an overview of the main concepts,theories, and applications associated with each topic. Finally,each chapter provides connections to relevant online resources foradditional study and reference. The Handbook of Health SurveyMethods features: 29 methodological chapters written by highly qualified expertsin academia, research, and industry A treatment of the best statistical practices and specificmethodologies for collecting data from special populations such assexual minorities, persons with disabilities, patients, andpractitioners Discussions on issues specific to health research includingdeveloping physical health and mental health measures, collectinginformation on sensitive topics, sampling for clinical trials,collecting biospecimens, working with proxy respondents, andlinking health data to administrative and other external datasources Numerous real-world examples from the latest research in thefields of public health, biomedicine, and health psychology Handbook of Health Survey Methods is an ideal reference foracademics, researchers, and practitioners who apply survey methodsand analyze data in the fields of biomedicine, public health,epidemiology, and biostatistics. The handbook is also a usefulsupplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses onsurvey methodology.

Improving Survey Methods

Improving Survey Methods

Lessons from Recent Research

  • Author: Uwe Engel,Ben Jann,Peter Lynn,Annette Scherpenzeel,Patrick Sturgis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317629701
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 452
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This state-of-the-art volume provides insight into the recent developments in survey research. It covers topics like: survey modes and response effects, bio indicators and paradata, interviewer and survey error, mixed-mode panels, sensitive questions, conducting web surveys and access panels, coping with non-response, and handling missing data. The authors are leading scientists in the field, and discuss the latest methods and challenges with respect to these topics. Each of the book’s eight parts starts with a brief chapter that provides an historical context along with an overview of today’s most critical survey methods. Chapters in the sections focus on research applications in practice and discuss results from field studies. As such, the book will help researchers design surveys according to today’s best practices. The book’s website www.survey-methodology.de provides additional information, statistical analyses, tables and figures. An indispensable reference for practicing researchers and methodologists or any professional who uses surveys in their work, this book also serves as a supplement for graduate or upper level-undergraduate courses on survey methods taught in psychology, sociology, education, economics, and business. Although the book focuses on European findings, all of the research is discussed with reference to the entire survey-methodology area, including the US. As such, the insights in this book will apply to surveys conducted around the world.

Methoden der empirischen Kommunikationsforschung

Methoden der empirischen Kommunikationsforschung

Eine Einführung

  • Author: Hans-Bernd Brosius,Alexander Haas,Friederike Koschel
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 353194214X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 238
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Dieses Buch ist eine Einführung in die wesentlichen Methoden der empirischen Kommunikationswissenschaft. Es wendet sich insbesondere an Studierende der Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft, die erste Erfahrung mit empirischen Methoden sammeln, und eignet sich als vertiefende Begleitung einführender Vorlesungen und als praxisorientierte Handreichung für Methodenübungen. Leichte Verständlichkeit, Anwendungsorientierung und eine klare Gliederung sind die Haupteigenschaften dieses Lehrbuchs.

Handbook of Advanced Multilevel Analysis

Handbook of Advanced Multilevel Analysis

  • Author: Joop Hox,J. Kyle Roberts
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136951261
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 408
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This new handbook is the definitive resource on advanced topics related to multilevel analysis. The editors assembled the top minds in the field to address the latest applications of multilevel modeling as well as the specific difficulties and methodological problems that are becoming more common as more complicated models are developed. Each chapter features examples that use actual datasets. These datasets, as well as the code to run the models, are available on the book’s website http://www.hlm-online.com . Each chapter includes an introduction that sets the stage for the material to come and a conclusion. Divided into five sections, the first provides a broad introduction to the field that serves as a framework for understanding the latter chapters. Part 2 focuses on multilevel latent variable modeling including item response theory and mixture modeling. Section 3 addresses models used for longitudinal data including growth curve and structural equation modeling. Special estimation problems are examined in section 4 including the difficulties involved in estimating survival analysis, Bayesian estimation, bootstrapping, multiple imputation, and complicated models, including generalized linear models, optimal design in multilevel models, and more. The book’s concluding section focuses on statistical design issues encountered when doing multilevel modeling including nested designs, analyzing cross-classified models, and dyadic data analysis. Intended for methodologists, statisticians, and researchers in a variety of fields including psychology, education, and the social and health sciences, this handbook also serves as an excellent text for graduate and PhD level courses in multilevel modeling. A basic knowledge of multilevel modeling is assumed.

The International Handbook of School Effectiveness Research

The International Handbook of School Effectiveness Research

  • Author: Charles Teddlie,David Reynolds
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0750706074
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 411
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What constitutes quality schooling? What are the implications for educational practice and administration? The text looks at these questions and examines international research evidence and reform initiatives with particular emphasis on North America, UK, Australasia and the Third World. It offers a synopsis of the Third World School Effects Research (SER). The authors claim that the challenges now facing educational leaders is to find a balance between SER and the other school movements and to ask more demanding questions of our educational systems.

Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error

Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error

  • Author: Paul P. Biemer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118099575
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 416
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Combining theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects,Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error successfully guides readersthrough the accurate interpretation of survey results for qualityevaluation and improvement. This book is a comprehensive resourceon the key statistical tools and techniques employed during themodeling and estimation of classification errors, featuring aspecial focus on both latent class analysis (LCA) techniques andmodels for categorical data from complex sample surveys. Drawing from his extensive experience in the field of surveymethodology, the author examines early models for surveymeasurement error and identifies their similarities and differencesas well as their strengths and weaknesses. Subsequent chapterstreat topics related to modeling, estimating, and reducing errorsin surveys, including: Measurement error modeling forcategorical data The Hui-Walter model and othermethods for two indicators The EM algorithm and its role in latentclass model parameterestimation Latent class models for three ormore indicators Techniques for interpretation of modelparameter estimates Advanced topics in LCA, including sparse data, boundary values,unidentifiability, and local maxima Special considerations for analyzing datafrom clustered andunequal probability samples with nonresponse The current state of LCA and MLCA (multilevel latent classanalysis), and an insightful discussion on areas for furtherresearch Throughout the book, more than 100 real-world examples describethe presented methods in detail, and readers are guided through theuse of lEM software to replicate the presented analyses. Appendicessupply a primer on categorical data analysis, and a related Website houses the lEM software. Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation,Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error is an excellent book forcourses on measurement error and survey methodology at the graduatelevel. The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchersand practitioners working in business, government, and the socialsciences who develop, implement, or evaluate surveys.

Questionnaires in Second Language Research

Questionnaires in Second Language Research

Construction, Administration, and Processing

  • Author: Zoltán Dörnyei,Tatsuya Taguchi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135262519
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 186
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Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This Second Edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

  • Author: Brett Smith,Andrew C. Sparkes
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317646916
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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The last two decades have witnessed a proliferation of qualitative research in sport and exercise. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an in-depth survey of established and emerging qualitative methods, from conceptual first principles to practice and process. Written and edited by a team of world-leading researchers, and some of the best emerging talents, the book introduces a range of research traditions within which qualitative researchers work. It explores the different methods used to collect and analyse data, offering rationales for why each method might be chosen and guidance on how to employ each technique successfully. It also introduces important contemporary debates and goes further than any other book in exploring new methods, concepts, and future directions, such as sensory research, digital research, visual methods, and how qualitative research can generate impact. Cutting-edge, timely and comprehensive, the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is an essential reference for any student or scholar using qualitative methods in sport and exercise-related research.

International Handbook of Educational Policy

International Handbook of Educational Policy

  • Author: Nina Bascia,Alister Cumming,Amanda Datnow,Kenneth Leithwood,David Livingstone
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402032011
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 645
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Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood and David Livingstone This Handbook presents contemporary and emergent trends in educational policy research, in over ?fty chapters written by nearly ninety leading researchers from a number of countries. It is organized into ?ve broad sections which capture many of the current dominant educational policy foci and at the same time situate current understandings historically, in terms of both how they are conceptualized and in terms of past policy practice. The chapters themselves are empirically grounded, providing illustrations of the conceptual implications c- tained within them as well as allowing for comparisons across them. The se- re?exivity within chapters with respect to jurisdictional particularities and c- trasts allows readers to consider not only a range of approaches to policy analysis but also the ways in which policies and policy ideas play out in di?erent times and places. The sections move from a focus on prevailing policy tendencies through increasingly critical and ‘‘outsider’’ perspectives on policy. They address, in turn, the contemporary strategic emphasis on large-scale reform; substantive emphases at several levels – on leadership and governance, improving teacher quality and conceptualizing learning in various domains around the notion of literacies and concluding, ?nally, with a contrasting topic, workplace learning, which has had less policy attention and thus allows readers to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of learning and teaching under the bright gaze of policy.

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys

The Tailored Design Method

  • Author: Don A. Dillman,Jolene D. Smyth,Leah Melani Christian
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118921305
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 528
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The classic survey design reference, updated for the digitalage For over two decades, Dillman's classic text on survey designhas aided both students and professionals in effectively planningand conducting mail, telephone, and, more recently, Internetsurveys. The new edition is thoroughly updated and revised, andcovers all aspects of survey research. It features expandedcoverage of mobile phones, tablets, and the use of do-it-yourselfsurveys, and Dillman's unique Tailored Design Method is alsothoroughly explained. This invaluable resource is crucial for anyresearcher seeking to increase response rates and obtainhigh-quality feedback from survey questions. Consistent withcurrent emphasis on the visual and aural, the new edition iscomplemented by copious examples within the text and accompanyingwebsite. This heavily revised Fourth Edition includes: Strategies and tactics for determining the needs of a givensurvey, how to design it, and how to effectively administer it How and when to use mail, telephone, and Internet surveys tomaximum advantage Proven techniques to increase response rates Guidance on how to obtain high-quality feedback from mail,electronic, and other self-administered surveys Direction on how to construct effective questionnaires,including considerations of layout The effects of sponsorship on the response rates ofsurveys Use of capabilities provided by newly mass-used media:interactivity, presentation of aural and visual stimuli. The Fourth Edition reintroduces thetelephone—including coordinating land and mobile. Grounded in the best research, the book offers practical how-toguidelines and detailed examples for practitioners and studentsalike.

International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

  • Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461572754
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 1052
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The rapid growth of behavior therapy over the past 20 years has been well doc umented. Yet the geometric expansion of the field has been so great that it deserves to be recounted. We all received our graduate training in the mid to late 1960s. Courses in behavior therapy were then a rarity. Behavioral training was based more on informal tutorials than on systematic programs of study. The behavioral literature was so circumscribed that it could be easily mastered in a few months of study. A mere half-dozen books (by Wolpe, Lazarus, Eysenck, Ullmann, and Krasner) more-or-Iess comprised the behavioral library in the mid- 1960s. Semirial works by Ayllon and Azrin, Bandura, Franks, and Kanfer in 1968 and 1969 made it only slightly more difficult to survey the field. Keeping abreast of new developments was not very difficult, as Behaviour Research and Therapy and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis were the only regular outlets for behavioral articles until the end of the decade, when Behavior Therapy and Be havior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry first appeared. We are too young to be maudlin, but "Oh for the good old days!" One of us did a quick survey of his bookshelves and stopped counting books with behavior or behavioral in the titles when he reached 100. There were at least half again as many behavioral books without those words in the title.

International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy

International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy

Medical, Psychosocial, and Public Health Responses

  • Author: Andrew L. Cherry,Mary E. Dillon
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1489980261
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 712
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The rates are on the decline worldwide. But adolescent pregnancies still occur, placing millions of girls each year at risk for medical complications and social isolation and their babies for severe health problems-especially when prenatal care is inadequate or nonexistent. But as the opportunity for young women and girls increases around the world, adolescent pregnancy will continue to decline. Featuring reports from countries across the developed and developing worlds, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy analyzes the scope of the problem and the diversity of social and professional responses. Its biological/ecological perspective identifies factors influencing childhood pregnancy, as well as outcomes, challenges and needs of very young mothers as they differ across nations and regions. Salient comparisons are made as cultural contexts and community support vary widely and attention is paid to issues such as child marriage, LGBT concerns and the impact of religion and politics on health care, particularly access to contraception, abortion and other services. This global coverage heightens the understanding of readers involved in care, education and prevention programs and otherwise concerned with the psychosocial development, reproductive health and general well-being of girls. Included in the Handbook: Biological influences of adolescent pregnancy. Adolescent maternal health and childbearing. Adolescent pregnancy and mental health. International perspectives on adolescent fathers. Adolescent pregnancy as a feminist issue. Adolescent pregnancy as a social problem. Plus viewpoints from more than thirty countries. As a unique source of up-to-date findings and clear-headed analysis, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy is a go-to reference for practitioners and researchers in maternal and child health, pediatrics, adolescent medicine and global health.

International Handbook of Jewish Education

International Handbook of Jewish Education

  • Author: Helena Miller,Lisa D. Grant,Alex Pomson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789400703544
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 649
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The International Handbook of Jewish Education, a two volume publication, brings together scholars and practitioners engaged in the field of Jewish Education and its cognate fields world-wide. Their submissions make a significant contribution to our knowledge of the field of Jewish Education as we start the second decade of the 21st century. The Handbook is divided broadly into four main sections: Vision and Practice: focusing on issues of philosophy, identity and planning –the big issues of Jewish Education. Teaching and Learning: focusing on areas of curriculum and engagement Applications, focusing on the ways that Jewish Education is transmitted in particular contexts, both formal and informal, for children and adults. Geographical, focusing on historical, demographic, social and other issues that are specific to a region or where an issue or range of issues can be compared and contrasted between two or more locations. This comprehensive collection of articles providing high quality content, constitutes a difinitive statement on the state of Jewish Education world wide, as well as through a wide variety of lenses and contexts. It is written in a style that is accessible to a global community of academics and professionals.

Handbook of Research Methods in Migration

Handbook of Research Methods in Migration

  • Author: Carlos Vargas-Silva
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781005230
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 588
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Covering both qualitative and quantitative topics, the expert contributors in this Handbook explore fundamental issues of scientific logic, methodology and methods, through to practical applications of different techniques and approaches in migration research. The chapters of this interdisciplinary Handbook maintain an introductory level of discussion on migration research methods, while providing readers with references necessary for those wishing to go deeper into the topic. Using a combination of concepts and techniques with research experiences from the field, this Handbook will prove to be an invaluable guide. Master-level students and academics in migration-related programs will find this compendium a useful and stimulating resource. It also discusses issues relating to the collection of data on migrants, including topics such as survey designs, interviewing techniques and ethical issues that policymakers and government employees will find informative. Advisory Board: Professor Stephen Castles Professor Robin Cohen Professor Josh DeWind Professor Raoel Delgado Wise

Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet

Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet

Advances in Applied Methods and Research Strategies

  • Author: Marcel Das,Peter Ester,Lars Kaczmirek
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781848728172
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 435
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"An absolutely delightful journey through the history and present of Internet surveys, this fascinating book explains how probability sampling can be implemented to produce a representative panel of respondents and describes the range of fascinating data that can then be collected from these participants. Eye tracking, biomarkers, visual layout, paradata, and measurement on sensitive topics are just a few of the themes examined by some of the world's leading survey methodologists. This book is must-have for anyone interested in one of the most important innovations in the research world."- Jon Krosnick, Stanford University, USA "The frequency with which Web surveys are used is in sharp contrast with the quality of the studies. Without a proper sampling design one cannot say anything about the population. Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet illustrates and discusses in a very clear way how Web surveys can be used in a scientific way. We hope that the described approach will be taken over by many other research institutions. This would...considerably improve social and behavioral science research." - Willem Saris, President of the European Survey Research Association Highlighting the progress made by research in using Web-based surveys for data collection, this timely volume summarizes the experiences of leading American and European behavioral and social scientists who collect data using the Internet. Some chapters present theory, methodology, design, and implementation, while others focus on best practice examples or issues such as data quality and the understanding of paradata. A number of contributors applied innovative Web-based research methods to the LISS panel of CentERdata collected from over 5,000 Dutch households. Their findings are presented in the book. The book addresses practical issues such as data quality, how to reach difficult target groups, how to design a survey to maximize response, and ethical issues that need to be considered. Innovative applications such as the use of biomarkers and eye-tracking techniques are also explored. Part I provides an overview of Internet survey research, including its methodologies, strengths, challenges, and best practices. Innovative ways to minimize sources of error are provided along with a review of mixed-mode designs, how to design a scientifically sound longitudinal panel and avoid sampling problems, and how to address ethical requirements in Web surveys. Part II focuses on advanced applications, including the impact of visual design on the interpretability of survey questions, the impact survey usability has on respondents' answers, design features that increase interaction, and how Internet surveys can be effectively used to study sensitive issues. Part III addresses data quality, sample selection, measurement and nonresponse error, and new applications for collecting online data. The issue of underrepresentation of certain groups in Internet research and the measures most effective at reducing it are also addressed. The book concludes with a discussion of the importance of paradata and the Web data collection process in general, followed by chapters with innovative experiments using eye-tracking techniques and biomarker data. This practical book will appeal to practitioners from market survey research institutes and researchers in disciplines such as psychology, education, sociology, political science, health studies, marketing, economics, and business who use the Internet for data collection, but is also an ideal supplement for graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses on (Internet) research methods or data collection taught in these fields.

International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work

International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work

Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning

  • Author: Rupert Maclean,David Wilson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402052812
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 3037
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This six-volume handbook covers the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It presents TVET models from all over the world, reflections on the best and most innovative practice, and dozens of telling case studies. The handbook presents the work of established as well as the most promising young researchers and features unrivalled coverage of developments in research, policy and practice in TVET.