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Designing and Conducting Survey Research

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: Louis M. Rea,Richard A. Parker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0787981257
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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Designing & Conducting Survey Research, third edition Since it was first published in 1992, Designing and Conducting Survey Research has become the standard reference in the field for public and nonprofit managers who are responsible for conducting effective and meaningful survey research. This updated and expanded third edition builds on the first two volumes and contains additional statistical techniques, new reporting methods that meet the growing demands for accountability, and more user-friendly analysis methods. Designing and Conducting Survey Research is a complete, practical guide to conducting sample survey research. In a comprehensive manner, it explains all major components of survey research, including construction of the instrument, administration of the process, and analysis and reporting of results. Clear, concise, and accessible, this guide explains how to conduct a survey research project from start to finish. Further, it shows how this research method can be applied in such diverse fields as urban affairs, social science, and public administration. Designing and Conducting Survey Research is an excellent tool that will help both professionals and students understand and explain the validity of sample survey research. Praise for the Previous Edition of Designing & Conducting Survey Research "Clear, thorough, well-written, and eminently practical. Takes you step by step through all you need to know to conduct a survey or evaluate one and provides a basic understanding of the theoretical basis of sampling. The clarity of the book makes it a model for effective instruction and one that opens the road for those who must master the subject themselves." -Norton Long, professor emeritus of political science, University of Missouri, St. Louis "A basic tool for conducting survey research projects that any researcher can understand and use. Freed of confusing statistical theory yet comprehensive in approach, with step by step details." -John B. Sauvajot, public management consultant and former deputy chief administrative officer, San Diego County "Demystifies the arcane world of pollsters and survey research. Anyone who conducts surveys, hires survey consultants, reads reports, or makes policy based on survey data will benefit from this book." -Robert J. Waste, Survey Research Center, California State University, Chico

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: Louis M. Rea,Richard A. Parker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118767039
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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The industry standard guide, updated with new ideas and SPSS analysis techniques Designing and Conducting Survey Research: A Comprehensive Guide Fourth Edition is the industry standard resource that covers all major components of the survey process, updated to include new data analysis techniques and SPSS procedures with sample data sets online. The book offers practical, actionable guidance on constructing the instrument, administrating the process, and analyzing and reporting the results, providing extensive examples and worksheets that demonstrate the appropriate use of survey and data techniques. By clarifying complex statistical concepts and modern analysis methods, this guide enables readers to conduct a survey research project from initial focus concept to the final report. Public and nonprofit managers with survey research responsibilities need to stay up-to-date on the latest methods, techniques, and best practices for optimal data collection, analysis, and reporting. Designing and Conducting Survey Research is a complete resource, answering the "what", "why", and "how" every step of the way, and providing the latest information about technological advancements in data analysis. The updated fourth edition contains step-by-step SPSS data entry and analysis procedures, as well as SPSS examples throughout the text, using real data sets from real-world studies. Other new information includes topics like: Nonresponse error/bias Ethical concerns and special populations Cell phone samples in telephone surveys Subsample screening and complex skip patterns The fourth edition also contains new information on the growing importance of focus groups, and places a special emphasis on data quality including size and variability. Those who employ survey research methods will find that Designing and Conducting Survey Research contains all the information needed to better design, conduct, and analyze a more effective survey.

Designing and Conducting Health Surveys

Designing and Conducting Health Surveys

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: Lu Ann Aday,Llewellyn J. Cornelius
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118046678
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 544
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Designing and Conducting Health Surveys is written for students, teachers, researchers, and anyone who conducts health surveys. This third edition of the standard reference in the field draws heavily on the most recent methodological research on survey design and the rich storehouse of insights and implications provided by cognitive research on question and questionnaire design in particular. This important resource presents a total survey error framework that is a useful compass for charting the dangerous waters between systematic and random errors that inevitably accompany the survey design enterprise. In addition, three new studies based on national, international, and state and local surveys—the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, California Health Interview Survey, and National Dental Malpractice Survey—are detailed that illustrate the range of design alternatives available at each stage of developing a survey and provide a sound basis for choosing among them.

Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

  • Author: Ger Snijkers,Gustav Haraldsen,Jacqui Jones,Diane Willimack
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118447913
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 640
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Designing and Conducting Business Surveys provides acoherent overview of the business survey process, from start tofinish. It uniquely integrates an understanding of how businessesoperate, a total survey error approach to data quality that focusesspecifically on business surveys, and sound project managementprinciples. The book brings together what is currently known aboutplanning, designing, and conducting business surveys, withproducing and disseminating statistics or other research resultsfrom the collected data. This knowledge draws upon a variety ofdisciplines such as survey methodology, organizational sciences,sociology, psychology, and statistical methods. The contents of thebook formulate a comprehensive guide to scholarly materialpreviously dispersed among books, journal articles, and conferencepapers. This book provides guidelines that will help the reader makeeducated trade-off decisions that minimize survey errors, costs,and response burden, while being attentive to survey data quality.Major topics include: • Determining the survey content, considering user needs,the business context, and total survey quality • Planning the survey as a project • Sampling frames, procedures, and methods • Questionnaire design and testing for self-administeredpaper, web, and mixed-mode surveys • Survey communication design to obtain responses andfacilitate the business response process • Conducting and managing the survey using paradata andproject management tools • Data processing, including capture, editing, andimputation, and dissemination of statistical outputs Designing and Conducting Business Surveys is anindispensable resource for anyone involved in designing and/orconducting business or organizational surveys at statisticalinstitutes, central banks, survey organizations, etc.; producingstatistics or other research results from business surveys atuniversities, research organizations, etc.; or using data producedfrom business surveys. The book also lays a foundation for newareas of research in business surveys.

Designing and Doing Survey Research

Designing and Doing Survey Research

  • Author: Lesley Andres
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446258785
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Designing and Doing Survey Research is an introduction to the processes and methods of planning and conducting survey research in the real world. Taking a mixed method approach throughout, the book provides step-by-step guidance on: • Designing your research • Ethical issues • Developing your survey questions • Sampling • Budgeting, scheduling and managing your time • Administering your survey • Preparing for data analysis With a focus on the impact of new technologies, this book provides a cutting-edge look at how survey research is conducted today as well as the challenges survey researchers face. Packed full of international examples from various social science disciplines, the book is ideal for students and researchers new to survey research. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

A Companion to Survey Research

A Companion to Survey Research

  • Author: Michael Ornstein
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446291847
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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A Companion to Survey Research provides a critical overview and guide to survey methods. Rather than a set of formulas, survey design is understood as a craft where the translation of research questions into a questionnaire, sample design and data collection strategy is based on understanding how respondents answer questions and their willingness to complete a survey. Following an account of the invention of survey research in the 1930s, a synthesis of research on question design is followed by a practical guide to designing a questionnaire. Chapters on sampling, which deal with the statistical basis of survey sampling and practical design issues, are followed by extensive discussions of survey pretesting and data collection. The book concludes with a discussion of the extent and implications of falling response rates. This book is written for researchers, analysts and policy makers who want to understand the survey data they use, for researchers and students who want to conduct a survey, and for anyone who wants to understand contemporary survey research.

Designing Surveys

Designing Surveys

  • Author: Johnny Blair,Ronald F. Czaja,Edward A. Blair
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412997348
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 424
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Written with the needs and goals of a novice researcher in mind, this fully updated Third Edition of Designing Surveys by Johnny Blair, Ronald F. Czaja, and Edward A. Blair provides an accurate account of how modern surveys are actually designed and conducted. Much more than a “how-to” guide, this up-to-date and accessible book presents the material in a social science context and teaches readers to think through decisions about sample design, questionnaire development, and data collection, rather than simply following prescriptive advice that may not be appropriate to particular practical situations. In addition to providing examples of alternative procedures, Designing Surveys shows how classic principles and recent research guide decision-making—from setting the basic features of the survey design to implementing instrument development, testing, and data collection. The new edition covers new developments in data collection technologies, provides a more comprehensive treatment of questionnaire development and pretesting, and includes completely new chapters on sample design and selection.

Survey Research in Corporate Finance

Survey Research in Corporate Finance

Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

  • Author: H. Kent Baker,J. Clay Singleton,E. Theodore Veit
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199924198
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 464
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Corporate finance is a multifaceted discipline in which everything works in theory but not necessarily in practice. To bridge this gap, intelligently designed and executed surveys are essential in empirically validating conceptual hypotheses and the relative usefulness of various theories. Survey Research in Corporate Finance is a unique summary of state-of-the-art survey research in finance. Baker, Singleton, and Veit catalog and discuss the most important contributions to the field and provide a longitudinal perspective unavailable anywhere else. They offer an objective look at the role survey research in finance should play and illustrate the general and particular aspects of the form this research should take, how it is typically carried out, and how it should ideally be carried out, taking into account considerations developed throughout the book. The book provides financial researchers with a useful overview of survey methodology, synthesizes the major streams or clusters of survey research in corporate finance, and offers a valuable resource and guide for those interested in conducting and reading survey research in finance. Because a variety of views exist on the role of survey research in corporate finance, the authors present key findings from the varying perspectives of finance academics, finance journal editors, and finance practitioners. Synthesizing survey results on major issues in finance and offering knowledge learned from years of communications between academics and practitioners, Survey Research in Corporate Finance enables students and scholars of finance, as well as decision makers in many different kinds of firms, to actually determine how the theories on which their work is based actually play out in practice. This book is an essential, one-of-a-kind reference for any practitioners or academics interested in survey research in corporate finance.

How to Conduct Surveys

How to Conduct Surveys

A Step-by-step Guide

  • Author: Arlene Fink
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141296668X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 125
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Popular for helping readers to organize and evaluate the credibility of surveys, the third edition of How to Conduct Surveys: A Step-by-Step Guide also pays particular attention to four issues in survey research which have become prominent since the publication of the second edition. This version of the text covers how to organize data for analysis, teaching readers to, for example, create a code book. The work also teaches audiences how to create reports and present them using computers. Moreover, this edition includes in depth coverage of human subjects protections-which is an issue about which today's surveyors must know. Finally, the text prepares researchers and students to employ the Internet and e-mail in their work.