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International Handbook of Survey Methodology

Edited by: Edith D. de Leeuw , Joop J. Hox , Don A. Dillman

Print publication date:  January  2008
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780805857528
eBook ISBN: 9780203843123
Adobe ISBN: 9781136910630

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Book description

Taking into account both traditional and emerging modes, this comprehensive new Handbook covers all major methodological and statistical issues in designing and analyzing surveys. With contributions from the world's leading survey methodologists and statisticians, this invaluable new resource provides guidance on collecting survey data and creating meaningful results. Featuring examples from a variety of countries, the book reviews such things as how to deal with sample designs, write survey questions, and collect data on the Internet. A thorough review of the procedures associated with multiple modes of collecting sample survey information and applying that combination of methods that fit the situation best is included.

The International Handbook of Survey Methodology opens with the foundations of survey design, ranging from sources of error, to ethical issues. This is followed by a section on design that reviews sampling challenges and tips on writing and testing questions for multiple methods. Part three focuses on data collection, from face-to-face interviews, to Internet and interactive voice response, to special challenges involved in mixing these modes within one survey. Analyzing data from both simple and complex surveys is then explored, as well as procedures for adjusting data. The book concludes with a discussion of maintaining quality.

Intended for advanced students and researchers in the behavioral, social, and health sciences, this "must have" resource will appeal to those interested in conducting or using survey data from anywhere in the world, especially those interested in comparing results across countries. The book also serves as a state-of-the-art text for graduate level courses and seminars on survey methodology. A companion website contains additional readings and examples.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Cornerstones of Survey Research Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Psychology of Asking Questions Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Problem of Nonresponse Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Comparative Survey Research Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Ethical Issues in Surveys  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Coverage and Sampling Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Choosing the Method of Data Collection Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Writing Effective Questions Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Logic and Psychology of Constructing Questionnaires Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Testing Survey Questions Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Face-to-Face Interviews Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Telephone Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Self-Administered Questionnaires Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Internet Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  15:  IVR Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Mixed-mode Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Weighting Survey Data Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Analysis of Data from Complex Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Incomplete Data Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Accommodating Measurement Errors Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Survey Documentation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Interviewer Training Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Surveying Sensitive Topics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Panel Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Surveys Without Questions Download PDF
References Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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