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Survey methodology

Author: Robert M GrovesFloyd J FowlerMick CouperJames M LepkowskiEleanor SingerAll authors
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009.
Series: Wiley series in survey methodology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Topics include 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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Groves; Floyd J Fowler; Mick Couper; James M Lepkowski; Eleanor Singer; Roger Tourangeau
ISBN: 9780470465462 0470465468
OCLC Number: 302189175
Description: xxi, 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: An introduction to survey methodology : A brief history of survey research ; Some examples of ongoing surveys ; What is survey methodology? ; The challenge of survey methodology --
Inference and error in surveys : The lifecycle of a survey from a design perspective ; The lifecycle of a survey from a quality perspective ; Putting it all together ; Error notions in different kinds of statistics ; Nonstatistical notions of survey quality --
Target populations, sampling frames, and coverage error : Populations and frames ; Coverage properties of sampling frames ; Alternative frames for the target population of households or persons ; Frame issues for other common target populations ; Coverage error ; Reducing undercoverage --
Sample design and sampling error : Samples and estimates ; Simple random sampling random sampling ; Cluster sampling ; Stratification and stratified sampling ; Systematic selection ; Complications in practice ; Complications in practice ; Sampling US telephone households ; Selecting persons within households --
Methods of data collection : Alternative methods of data collection ; Choosing the appropriate method ; Effects of different data collection methods on survey errors ; Using multiple modes of data collection --
Nonresponse in sample surveys : Response rates ; Impact of nonresponse on the quality of survey estimates ; thinking causally about survey nonresponse error ; Dissecting the nonresponse phenomenon ; Design features to reduce unit nonresponse ; Item nonresponse ; Are nonresponse propensities related to other error sources? --
Questions and answers in surveys : Alternative methods of survey measurement ; Cognitive processes in answering questions ; Problems in answering survey questions ; Guidelines for writing good questions --
Evaluating survey questions : Expert reviews ; Focus groups ; Cognitive interviews ; Field pretests and behavior coding ; Randomized or split-ballot experiments ; Applying question standards ; Summary of question evaluation tools ; Linking concepts of measurement quality to statistical estimates --
Survey interviewing : The role of the interviewer ; Interviewer bias ; Interviewer variance ; Strategies for reducing interviewer bias ; Strategies for reducing interviewer-related variance ; The controversy about standardized interviewing ; Interviewer management ; Validating the work of interviewers ; The use of recorded voices (and faces) in data collection --
Postcollection processing of survey data : Coding ; Entering numeric data into files ; Editing ; Weighting ; Imputation for item-missing data ; Sampling variance estimation for complex samples ; Survey data documentation and metadata --
Principles and practices related to ethical research : Standards for the conduct of research ; Standards for dealing with clients ; Standards for dealing with the public ; Standards for dealing with respondents ; Emerging ethical issues ; Research about ethical issues in surveys ; Administrative and technical procedures for safe-guarding confidentiality ; Summary and conclusions --
FAQs about survey methodology : The questions and their answers.
Series Title: Wiley series in survey methodology.
Responsibility: Robert M. Groves, Floyd J. Fowler, Jr., Mick P. Couper, James M. Lepkowski, Eleanor Singer, and Roger Tourangeau.

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