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Survey Research in Practice

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ISBN13:

9780761971085

ISBN10:
0761971084
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/2/2015
Publisher(s):
Sage Pubns

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This is the edition with a publication date of 4/2/2015.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

Providing a thorough introduction to all the steps involved in designing and carrying out a survey, this text incorporates coverage of surveys that involve interviewing and those that use self-completion methods.The book covers each aspect of the survey process from conceptualisation and design, through to data processing and management, including a discussion of issues such as survey quality and errors, dealing with non-response and the role of the field interviewer. Separate chapters discuss ethical and legal considerations and survey project management and the text is interspersed with concrete practical examples and advice.Survey Research Practice will be invaluable to students who need to know how surveys are carried out and will be a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners who may be carrying out a survey for the first time.

Table of Contents

Social Survey Research
Survey Utility and Survey Accuracy
Sample Design
Modes of Data Collection
Face-to-Face Interview Surveys
Telephone Surveys
Postal Surveys
Non-Response
Survey Measurement
Obtaining Good Answers to Survey Questions
Writing and Critiquing Survey Questions
Constructing Questionnaires
Standard Variables and Classifications
Measuring Personal Events and Behaviour
Measuring Motives, Knowledge, Opinions, Attitudes and Values
Testing Questions and Questionnaires
Processing and Managing Survey Data
Survey Project Management
The Ethical and Legal Environment of Survey Research
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