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Margins of error : a study of reliability in survey measurement

Margins of error : a study of reliability in survey measurement

Author: Duane F Alwin
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book argues that the consideration of the presence and extent of measurement errors in survey data leads to improvement in the overall collection and analysis of survey data. Its main purpose is to identify which types of questions and which types of interviewer practices produce the most valid and reliable data.

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Alwin, Duane F. (Duane Francis), 1944-
Margins of error.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2007
(DLC) 2006053191
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Duane F Alwin
ISBN: 9780470146316 0470146311 9780470146309 0470146303 1280935162 9781280935169 9786610935161 6610935165
OCLC Number: 181346450
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 389 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Margins of Error: A Study of Reliability in Survey Measurement; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Foreword; 1. Measurement Errors in Surveys; 2. Sources of Survey Measurement Error; 3. Reliability Theory for Survey Measures; 4. Reliability Methods for Multiple Measures; 5. Longitudinal Methods for Reliability Estimation; 6. Using Longitudinal Data to Estimate Reliability Parameters; 7. The Source and Content of Survey Questions; 8. Survey Question Context; 9. Formal Properties of Survey Questions; 10. Attributes of Respondents; 11. Reliability Estimation for Categorical Latent Variables.
Responsibility: Duane F. Alwin.
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Enhance the quality of survey results by recognizing and reducing measurement errors. Margins of Error: A Study of Reliability in Survey Measurement demonstrates how and hwy identifying the presence  Read more...


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