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Book
xi, 171 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Types of Error in Surveys 3. Sampling 4. Nonresponse: Implementing a Sample Design 5. Methods of Data Collection 6. Designing Questions to Be Good Measures 7. Evaluating Survey Questions and Instruments 8. Survey Interviewing 9. Preparing Survey Data for Analysis 10. Analyzing Survey Data 11. Ethical Issues in Survey Research 12. Providing Information about Survey Methods 13. Survey Error in Perspective.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452259000 20160612
The Fourth Edition has been updated in four primary ways: it much more prominently addresses the growth of the Internet for data collection and the subsequent rapid expansion of online survey usage; it addresses the precipitous drop in response rates for telephone surveys, particularly those based on random-digit dialling; it offers new and expanded coverage monitoring the continued improvement in techniques for presurvey evaluation of questions; and it addresses the growing role of individual cell phone in addition - and often instead of - household landlines. Two new chapters, "The Nature of Error in Surveys" and "Issues in Analyzing Survey Data, " further emphasize the importance of minimizing nonsampling errors through superior question design, quality interviewing, and high response rates. This book has been an ideal course companion for survey research and research methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452259000 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-399A-01

2. Survey methodology [2009]

Book
xxi, 461 pages : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION xv PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION xix ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xxi CHAPTER 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO SURVEY METHODOLOGY 1.1 Introduction 2 1.2 A Brief History of Survey Research 3 1.3 Some Examples of Ongoing Surveys 7 1.4 What is Survey Methodology? 30 1.5 The Challenge of Survey Methodology 32 1.6 About this Book 34 CHAPTER 2. INFERENCE AND ERROR IN SURVEYS 2.1 Introduction 39 2.2 The Lifecycle of a Survey From a Design Perspective 41 2.3 The Lifecycle of a Survey from A Quality Perspective 49 2.4 Putting It All Together 60 2.5 Error Notions in Different Kinds of Statistics 61 2.6 Nonstatistical Notions of Survey Quality 62 2.7 Summary 63 CHAPTER 3. TARGET POPULATIONS, SAMPLING FRAMES, AND COVERAGE ERROR 3.1 Introduction 69 3.2 Populations and Frames 69 3.3 Coverage Properties of Sampling Frames 72 3.4 Alternative Frames for the Target Population of Households or Persons 81 3.5 Frame Issues for Other Common Target Populations 84 3.6 Coverage Error 87 3.7 Reducing Undercoverage 88 3.8 Summary 94 CHAPTER 4. SAMPLE DESIGN AND SAMPLING ERROR 4.1 Introduction 97 4.2 Samples and Estimates 99 4.3 Simple Random Sampling 103 4.4 Cluster Sampling 106 4.5 Stratification and Stratified Sampling 113 4.6 Systematic Selection 123 4.7 Complications in Practice 125 4.8 Sampling US Telephone Households 133 4.9 Selecting Persons Within Households 136 4.10 Summary 138 CHAPTER 5. METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION 5.1 Alternative Methods of Data Collection 150 5.2 Choosing the Appropriate Method 159 5.3 Effects of Different Data Collection Methods on Survey Errors 160 5.4 Using Multiple Modes of Data Collection 175 5.5 Summary 177 CHAPTER 6. NONRESPONSE IN SAMPLE SURVEYS 6.1 Introduction 183 6.2 Response Rates 183 6.3 Impact of Nonresponse on the Quality of Survey Estimates 189 6.4 Thinking Causally About Survey Nonresponse Error 191 6.5 Dissecting the Nonresponse Phenomenon 192 6.6 Design Features to Reduce Unit Nonresponse 201 6.7 Item Nonresponse 208 6.8 Are Nonresponse Propensities Related to Other Error Sources? 210 6.9 Summary 210 CHAPTER 7. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN SURVEYS 7.1 Alternatives Methods of Survey Measurement 217 7.2 Cognitive Processes in Answering Questions 218 7.3 Problems in Answering Survey Questions 225 7.4 Guidelines for Writing Good Questions 242 7.5 Summary 252 CHAPTER 8. EVALUATING SURVEY QUESTIONS 8.1 Introduction 259 8.2 Expert Reviews 260 8.3 Focus Groups 261 8.4 Cognitive Interviews 263 8.5 Field Pretests and Behavior Coding 265 8.6 Randomized or Split-Ballot Experiments 267 8.7 Applying Question Standards 268 8.8 Summary of Question Evaluation Tools 269 8.9 Linking Concepts of Measurement Quality to Statistical Estimates 274 8.10 Summary 286 CHAPTER 9. SURVEY INTERVIEWING 9.1 The Role of the Interviewer 291 9.2 Interviewer Bias 292 9.3 Interviewer Variance 295 9.4 Strategies for Reducing Interviewer Bias 300 9.5 Strategies for Reducing Interviewer-Related Variance 302 9.6 The Controversy About Standardized Interviewing 312 9.7 Interviewer Management 315 9.8 Validating the Work of Interviewers 319 9.9 The Use of Recorded Voices (and Faces) in Data Collection 322 9.10 Summary 323 CHAPTER 10. POSTCOLLECTION PROCESSING OF SURVEY DATA 10.1 Introduction 329 10.2 Coding 331 10.3 Entering Numeric Data into Files 344 10.4 Editing 345 10.5 Weighting 347 10.6 Imputation for Item-missing data 354 10.7 Sampling Variance Estimation for Complex Samples 359 10.8 Survey Data Documentation and Metadata 363 10.9 Summary 365 CHAPTER 11. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES RELATED TO ETHICAL RESEARCH 11.1 Introduction 371 11.2 Standards for the Conduct of Research 371 11.3 Standards for Dealing with Clients 374 11.4 Standards for Dealing with the Public 375 11.5 Standards for Dealing with Respondents 376 11.6 Emerging Ethical Issues 384 11.7 Research About Ethical Issues in Surveys 384 11.8 Administrative and Technical Procedures for Safe-Guarding Confidentiality 392 11.9 Summary and Conclusions 398 Keywords For More In-Depth Reading Exercises CHAPTER 12. FAQS ABOUT SURVEY METHODOLOGY 12.1 Introduction 405 12.2 The Questions and Their Answers 405 REFERENCES 421 INDEX 451.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470465462 20160608
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470465462 20160608
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-399A-01
Book
xvi, 426 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
  • Preface and Acknowledgments. The Authors. Part I. Strategies for Asking Questions. 1. The Social Context of Question Asking. Part II. Tactics for Asking Questions. 2. Asking Nonthreatening Questions About Behavior. 3. Asking Threatening Questions About Behavior. 4. Asking Questions About Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions. 5. Asking and Recording Open-Ended and Closed-Ended Questions. 6. Asking Questions that Measure Knowledge. 7. Asking Questions that Evaluate Performance. 8. Asking Psychographic Questions. 9. Asking Standard Demographic Questions. Part III. Drafting and Crafting the Questionnaire. 10. Organizing and Designing Questionnaires. 11. Questionnaires from Start to Finish. 12. Asking Questions FAQs. Bibliography and Recommended Readings. Glossary. Index. Appendix A: List of Academic and Not-for-Profit Survey Research Organizations. Appendix B: Illinois Liquor Control Commission: College Student Survey. Appendix C: Faculty Retention Survey. Appendix D: Kinko's: Open-ended Service Satisfaction Survey.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780787970888 20160610
Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Asking Questions has become a classic guide for designing questionnaires the most widely used method for collecting information about people's attitudes and behavior. An essential tool for market researchers advertisers, pollsters, and social scientists, this thoroughly updated and definitive work combines time-proven techniques with the most current research, findings, and methods. The book presents a cognitive approach to questionnaire design and includes timely information on the Internet and electronic resources. Comprehensive and concise, Asking Questions can be used to design questionnaires for any subject area, whether administered by telephone, online, mail, in groups, or face-to-face. The book describes the design process from start to finish and is filled with illustrative examples from actual surveys.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780787970888 20160610
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-399A-01
Book
xxv, 463 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • PART ONE: Planning and Designing the Survey Chapter 1: Initiating a Survey Chapter 2: Planning the Project Chapter 3: Designing the Sample PART TWO: Developing Survey Instruments Chapter 4: Composing Questions Chapter 5: Creating Item Scales Chapter 6: Building Questionnaires PART THREE: Collecting and Processing Data Chapter 7: Self-Administered Surveys Chapter 8: Collecting Interview Data Chapter 9: Processing Data PART FOUR: Interpreting and Reporting Results Chapter 10: Describing Data Distributions Chapter 11: Measuring item Interactions Chapter 12: Reporting the Information Appendix A: Conducting Focus Groups B: Conducting Experiments C: Presenting Survey Results GLOSSARY INDEX.
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The "Survey Research Handbook, Third Edition" by Alreck and Settle has been a proven favorite for years. The book is conceived and written to appeal to the common business reader, not just the academic: concepts are presented in clear everyday language, and the book provides practical direction for beginners as well as new ideas and techniques for experienced researchers. Its logical organization mirrors the survey research process itself, from determining information needs to writing the final report. Appendices cover useful topics including focus groups, experimental methods, and report presentations without disrupting the flow of the main text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-399A-01