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Designing and conducting health surveys : a comprehensive guide

Author: Lu Ann Aday; Llewellyn Joseph Cornelius
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Aday, Lu Ann.
Designing and conducting health surveys.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2006
(DLC) 2005036447
(OCoLC)62714593
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lu Ann Aday; Llewellyn Joseph Cornelius
ISBN: 0787983853 9780787983857
OCLC Number: 69367090
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 518 pages : illustrations
Contents: Thinking about topics for health surveys --
Matching the survey design to survey objectives --
Defining and clarifying the survey variables --
Thinking through the relationships between variables --
Choosing the methods of data collection --
Deciding who will be in the sample --
Deciding how many will be in the sample --
General principles for formulating questions --
Formulating questions about health --
Formulating questions about demographics and behavior --
Formulating questions about knowledge and attitudes --
Guidelines for formatting the questionnaire --
Monitoring and carrying out the survey --
Preparing the data for analysis --
Planning and implementing the analysis of the data --
Writing the research report.
Responsibility: Lu Ann Aday, Llewellyn J. Cornelius ; foreword by Steven B. Cohen.
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