A Guide to Decisions and Procedures

Author: Ron Czaja,Johnny Blair

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761927464

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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The Second Edition of Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures accounts for changes in telephone, Internet, and email surveying and provides a more comprehensive treatment on questionnaire testing. Despite changing technologies, however, the principles of scientific survey design remain unchanged, including the selection of the sample, the writing of questions to solicit an unbiased response, and the ethical treatment of human subjects. This new edition addresses these issues in the context of new and emerging technologies and their relationship to survey design and the social sciences. Designing Surveys provides an accurate account of how modern survey research is actually conducted, but with the needs and goals of a novice researcher in mind.
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a step-by-step guide

Author: Susan J. Thomas

Publisher: Corwin Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 97

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This valuable guide provides detailed instructions for each step of the survey process, from choosing the right topic to designing the survey, selecting and working with the respondents, and making sense of all the data.
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A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Lu Ann Aday,Llewellyn J. Cornelius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046678

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 7840

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. This important resource presents a total survey error framework that is a useful compass for charting the dangerous waters between systematic and random errors that inevitably accompany the survey design enterprise. In addition, three new studies based on national, international, and state and local surveys—the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, California Health Interview Survey, and National Dental Malpractice Survey—are detailed that illustrate the range of design alternatives available at each stage of developing a survey and provide a sound basis for choosing among them.
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Author: Allan H. Church,Janine Waclawski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351945076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 7046

Organizational surveys are widely recognized as a powerful tool for measuring and improving employee commitment. If poorly designed and administered, however, they can create disappointment and cynicism. There are many excellent books on sampling methodology and statistical analysis, but little has been written so far for those responsible for designing and implementing surveys in organizations. Now Allan H Church and Janine Waclawski have drawn on their extensive experience in this field to develop a seven-step model covering the entire process, from initiation to final evaluation. They explain in detail how to devise and administer different types of organizational surveys, leading the reader systematically through the various stages involved. Their text is supported throughout by examples, specimen documentation, work sheets and case studies from a variety of organizational settings. They pay particular attention to the political and human sensitivities concerned and show how to surmount the many potential barriers to a successful outcome. Designing and Using Organizational Surveys is a highly practical guide to one of the most effective methods available for organizational diagnosis and change.
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Author: Sheila B. Robinson,Kimberly Firth Leonard

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506330568

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 546

Surveys are a cornerstone of social and behavioral research, and with the use of web-based tools, surveys have become an easy and inexpensive means of gathering data. But how researchers ask a question can dramatically influence the answers they receive. Sheila B. Robinson and Kimberly Firth Leonard’s Designing Quality Survey Questions shows readers how to craft high quality, precisely-worded survey questions that will elicit rich, nuanced, and ultimately useful data to help answer their research or evaluation questions. The authors address challenges such as crafting demographic questions, designing questions that keep respondents engaged and avoid survey fatigue, web-based survey formats, culturally-responsive survey design, and factors that influence survey responses. Additionally, “Stories from the Field” features provide real world experiences from practitioners who share lessons learned about survey design, and end-of-chapter exercises and discussion questions allow readers to apply the information they’ve learned.
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Author: Ger Snijkers,Gustav Haraldsen,Jacqui Jones,Diane Willimack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118447913

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

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Designing and Conducting Business Surveys provides acoherent overview of the business survey process, from start tofinish. It uniquely integrates an understanding of how businessesoperate, a total survey error approach to data quality that focusesspecifically on business surveys, and sound project managementprinciples. The book brings together what is currently known aboutplanning, designing, and conducting business surveys, withproducing and disseminating statistics or other research resultsfrom the collected data. This knowledge draws upon a variety ofdisciplines such as survey methodology, organizational sciences,sociology, psychology, and statistical methods. The contents of thebook formulate a comprehensive guide to scholarly materialpreviously dispersed among books, journal articles, and conferencepapers. This book provides guidelines that will help the reader makeeducated trade-off decisions that minimize survey errors, costs,and response burden, while being attentive to survey data quality.Major topics include: • Determining the survey content, considering user needs,the business context, and total survey quality • Planning the survey as a project • Sampling frames, procedures, and methods • Questionnaire design and testing for self-administeredpaper, web, and mixed-mode surveys • Survey communication design to obtain responses andfacilitate the business response process • Conducting and managing the survey using paradata andproject management tools • Data processing, including capture, editing, andimputation, and dissemination of statistical outputs Designing and Conducting Business Surveys is anindispensable resource for anyone involved in designing and/orconducting business or organizational surveys at statisticalinstitutes, central banks, survey organizations, etc.; producingstatistics or other research results from business surveys atuniversities, research organizations, etc.; or using data producedfrom business surveys. The book also lays a foundation for newareas of research in business surveys.
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A Statistical Guide

Author: Laura Irwin Langbein,Claire L. Felbinger

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765613660

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
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Author: Mick P. Couper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521717946

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Designing Effective Web Surveys is a practical guide to designing Web surveys, based on empirical evidence and grounded in scientific research and theory. It is designed to guide survey practitioners in the art and science of developing and deploying successful Web surveys. It is not intended as a "cook book"; rather it is meant to get the reader to think about why we need to pay attention to design. It is intended for academic, government, and market researchers who design and conduct Web surveys.
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Author: Steven Howes,Jean Olson Lanjouw

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821338629

Category: Social Science

Page: 35

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World Bank Discussion Paper No. 356. The World Bank has become the world's largest lender in the health, nutrition, and population (HNP) sectors, requiring the institution to seek ever greater evidence that its work is effective on the ground. This paper reviews the literature on the causes of observed changes in health and fertility levels, on the evaluation of policies, and on programs designed to accelerate these changes. It presents a framework that delineates the relationships between Bank activities in the HNP sectors, the characteristics of a health care system, household behavior, and changes in health outcomes. The paper also describes a strategy for assessing the development effectiveness of the Bank's work in these sectors. The underlying thesis is that changes in health policy and improved outcomes depend on the the demand for health services and on institutional incentives that drive health care system performance.
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Author: James Dean Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796569

Category: Education

Page: 319

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This text presents a comprehensive but practical overview of how to develop and implement effective survey projects. This book presents a comprehensive but practical overview of the different phases and activities involved in the development and implementation of effective survey projects by language teaching professionals. It is accessible to graduate students, language teachers, administrators, and researchers. The theoretical and practical issues involved in survey design are defined and discussed. Each chapter includes a list of key terms, a set of review questions, and a collection of exercises for practical application. Language teaching professionals will find all the crucial information needed to survey students and teachers about their beliefs and practices.
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A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Louis M. Rea,Richard A. Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118767039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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"This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to conducting survey research. The book covers all major components of the method, including construction of the instrument, administration of the process, and analysis and reporting of results. The authors de-mystify statistics and enable readers to conduct a sample survey research project from initial conception of the research focus to the preparation of the final report, including basic statistical analysis of the data"--
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A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930221

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.
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Practical Guidelines

Author: United Nations. Statistical Division

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211614954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 1447

This publication serves as a handbook that includes the main sample survey design issues that can conveniently be referred to by practicing national statisticians, researchers and analysts involved in sample survey work and activities in countries. Methodologically sound techniques that are grounded in statistical theory are used in this handbook, implying the use of probability sampling at each stage of the sample selection process. A well-designed household survey that is properly implemented can generate necessary information of sufficient quality and accuracy with speed and at a relatively low cost. The content of this publication can also be used, as a training guide for introductory courses in sample survey design at various statistical training institutions that offer courses in applied statistics, especially survey methodology.
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Author: Edith D. de Leeuw,Joop Hox,Don Dillman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113691062X

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 7387

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.
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Author: Lesley Andres

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849208123

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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Designing and Doing Survey Research is an introduction to the processes and methods of planning and conducting survey research. With a focus on the impact of new technologies, author Lesley Andres provides a cutting-edge look at how survey research is conducted today as well as the challenges survey researchers face. Packed full of international examples from various social science disciplines, the book is ideal for students and researchers new to survey research.
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Author: J.L Laake,D.G. Robertson,Steven C. Amstrup

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058090430

Category: Science

Page: 8

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This volume comprises the proceedings of a symposium on marine mammal survey assessment methods, which took place in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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