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Designing and Conducting Survey Research

Author : Louis M. Rea
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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

Author : Louis M. Rea
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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

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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 Survey Research

Author : Louis M. Rea
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Updated and expanded to include additional statistical techniques and a broader array of exercises, this second edition of Rea and Parker's foundational tool 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. Building on the strength of the original book, the second edition: ? Provides a wealth of statistical analysis and techniques to create a complete guide to the survey research process ? Includes an expanded group of exercises and examples covering a broad base of subjects ? Discusses the emerging importance of focus groups in preparing survey questionnaires and in analyzing survey findings 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.

Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

Author : Ger Snijkers
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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

Author : Lesley Andres
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Designing and Doing Survey Research is an introduction to the processes and methods of planning and conducting survey research. With a focus on the impact of new technologies, author Lesley Andres 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.

Research Methods

Author : Carrie A. Picardi
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Research Methods: Designing and Conducting Research with a Real-World Focus provides the tools required to conduct relevant, high-quality research in both the classroom and the field. Carrie A. Picardi and Kevin D. Masick—psychologists with expertise in both teaching research methods and applying methods to diverse field settings—offer a unique perspective by integrating current research articles with field-specific scenarios. They draw from research methodology tactics, strategy, and constraints from practitioners across the social sciences and in business. This text effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice by demonstrating how research is done within an organizational setting, and supplies students with relevant, applicable examples to learn from.

How to Conduct Your Own Survey

Author : Priscilla Salant
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A nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting your own professional-qualitysurveys without paying professional fees. How can you gauge publicsupport for a cause or test the market for a product or service?What are the best methods for validating opinions for use in apaper or dissertation? A well-documented survey is the answer. Butwhat if you don't have thousands of dollars to commission one? Noproblem. How to Conduct Your Own Survey gives you everything youneed to do it yourself! Without any prior training, you can learnexpert techniques for conducting accurate, low-cost surveys. Instep-by-step, down-to-earth language, Priscilla Salant and Don A.Dillman give you the tools you need to: * Determine which type of survey is best for you * Estimate the cost of your survey * Conduct mail, telephone, and face-to-face surveys * Draw accurate samples * Write effective questionnaires * Compile and report results * Avoid common survey errors * Find reliable outside assistance * And much more

Survey Methodology

Author : Robert M. Groves
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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.

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Author : John W. Creswell
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'Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research' offers a practical, how-to guide for designing a mixed methods study. The text incorporates activities and exercises for classroom use or for use by the researcher in preparing designs.

Usability Testing for Survey Research

Author : Emily Geisen
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Usability Testing for Survey Research provides researchers with a guide to the tools necessary to evaluate, test, and modify surveys in an iterative method during the survey pretesting process. It includes examples that apply usability to any type of survey during any stage of development, along with tactics on how to tailor usability testing to meet budget and scheduling constraints. The book's authors distill their experience to provide tips on how usability testing can be applied to paper surveys, mixed-mode surveys, interviewer-administered tools, and additional products. Readers will gain an understanding of usability and usability testing and why it is needed for survey research, along with guidance on how to design and conduct usability tests, analyze and report findings, ideas for how to tailor usability testing to meet budget and schedule constraints, and new knowledge on how to apply usability testing to other survey-related products, such as project websites and interviewer administered tools. Explains how to design and conduct usability tests and analyze and report the findings Includes examples on how to conduct usability testing on any type of survey, from a simple three-question survey on a mobile device, to a complex, multi-page establishment survey Presents real-world examples from leading usability and survey professionals, including a diverse collection of case studies and considerations for using and combining other methods Discusses the facilities, materials, and software needed for usability testing, including in-lab testing, remote testing, and eye tracking

Designing Surveys

Author : Ron Czaja
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The Second Edition of Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures accounts for changes in telephone, Internet, and email surveying and provides a more comprehensive treatment on questionnaire testing. Despite changing technologies, however, the principles of scientific survey design remain unchanged, including the selection of the sample, the writing of questions to solicit an unbiased response, and the ethical treatment of human subjects. This new edition addresses these issues in the context of new and emerging technologies and their relationship to survey design and the social sciences. Designing Surveys provides an accurate account of how modern survey research is actually conducted, but with the needs and goals of a novice researcher in mind.

Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research

Author : Margaret Diane LeCompte
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The Ethnographer's Toolkit series begins with this overview volume, which defines the qualitative research enterprise, links research strategies to theoretical paradigms, and outlines the ways in which an ethnographic study can be designed. Using practical, straightforward language, the authors of this volume introduce readers to the research process, identifying issues, choices, and techniques covered in greater depth in other kit volumes, including chapters on the personal qualities of a good researcher and on research ethics. As a guide to the contents of the Toolkit series, or as a stand-alone introduction to the qualitative enterprise, this volume will be extremely valuable to novice researchers.

Designing and Conducting an Effective Survey Experiment in International Relations

Author : Mujtaba Isani
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In this case study, we use a recent study of Islam and foreign policy opinion as an opportunity to investigate the process of designing and conducting survey experiments in Political Science and International Relations. We explore a number of issues in the design, execution, and analysis phases of experimental research, including navigating concerns about the realism, strength, and timing of experiments, piloting experiments for meaningful feedback, using Amazońs Mechanical Turk (MTurk) as an experimental research platform, and analyzing and reporting experimental results effectively. Major themes in the case study include considering the participant́s experience in an experimental study, and piloting and testing experiments carefully before collecting any data.

Survey Research by Telephone

Author : James H. Frey
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Designing and Conducting Health Systems Research Projects

Author : Corlien M. Varkevisser
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Health Systems Research (HSR) has proved to be a useful tool for health decision makers at all levels, providing them with the necessary data for informed decision making. The present HSR training modules, developed by an interdisciplinary, international team of practical researchers, have been highly instrumental in raising the interest for HSR. Originally designed for health managers at different levels as a tool to develop problem solving research in the Southern African Region, the modules also proved useful in Malaysia and were further elaborated by staff of the School of Public Health.

How To Conduct Organizational Surveys

Author : Jack E. Edwards
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Organizations are increasingly turning to surveys to solve many business-related problems. This book provides those who want to plan organizational surveys with a step-by-step, `how-to' guide. The authors describe the issues that must be addressed at each step in the process, the advantages and disadvantages that result from many of the choices that must be made, and practical lessons learned from their years of experience in designing and conducting surveys.

Knowledge into Action Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Author : Danny P. Wallace
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The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error

Author : Paul P. Biemer
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Combining theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects, Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error successfully guides readers through the accurate interpretation of survey results for quality evaluation and improvement. This book is a comprehensive resource on the key statistical tools and techniques employed during the modeling and estimation of classification errors, featuring a special focus on both latent class analysis (LCA) techniques and models for categorical data from complex sample surveys. Drawing from his extensive experience in the field of survey methodology, the author examines early models for survey measurement error and identifies their similarities and differences as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Subsequent chapters treat topics related to modeling, estimating, and reducing errors in 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 parameter estimation 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 and unequal probability samples with nonresponse The current state of LCA and MLCA (multilevel latent class analysis), and an insightful discussion on areas for further research Throughout the book, more than 100 real-world examples describe the presented methods in detail, and readers are guided through the use of lEM software to replicate the presented analyses. Appendices supply a primer on categorical data analysis, and a related Web site houses the lEM software. Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error is an excellent book for courses on measurement error and survey methodology at the graduate level. The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners working in business, government, and the social sciences who develop, implement, or evaluate surveys.

Theses and Dissertations

Author : R. Murray Thomas
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Offers updated references, a new section on the Internet, and information on plagiarism. Covers the entire writing process: preparation, selecting topics, collecting information, interpreting results, and final presentation.