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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Author: Arlene Fink

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803973879

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

View: 5750

How can a survey be designed more effectively? What is the purpose of the survey - to describe, compare or predict a response? By answering these questions through explanations and demonstrations, How to Design Surveys offers guidelines for experimental designs of surveys, as well as of cross-sectional, cohort and case-control designs, and provides checklists of risks to avoid for internal and external validity.
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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: 8394

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: Sheila B. Robinson,Kimberly Firth Leonard

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506330568

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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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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A Statistical Guide

Author: Laura Langbein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317461630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 6081

This readable and comprehensive text is designed to equip students and practitioners with the statistical skills needed to meet government standards regarding public program evaluation. Even those with little statistical training will find the explanations clear, with many illustrative examples, case studies, and applications. Far more than a cookbook of statistical techniques, the book begins with chapters on the overall context for successful program evaluations, and carefully explains statistical methods--and threats to internal and statistical validity--that correspond to each evaluation design. Laura Langbein then presents a variety of methods for program analysis, and advise readers on how to select the mix of methods most appropriate for the issues they deal with-- always balancing methodology with the need for generality, the size of the evaluator's budget, the availability of data, and the need for quick results.
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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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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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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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A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Louis M. Rea,Richard A. Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118767039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6892

"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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Author: Edith D. de Leeuw,Joop Hox,Don Dillman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113691062X

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 3038

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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Design and Evaluation

Author: Floyd J. Fowler

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803945838

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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Questions as Measures An Overview Designing Questions to Gather Factual Data Questions to Measure Subjective States Some General Rules for Designing Good Survey Instruments Presurvey Evaluation of Questions Assessing the Validity of Survey Questions Question Design and Evaluation Issues in Perspective.
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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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Author: Board on International Comparative Studies in Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309083338

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 4835

In November 2000, the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE) held a symposium to draw on the wealth of experience gathered over a four--decade period, to evaluate improvement in the quality of the methodologies used in international studies, and to identify the most pressing methodological issues that remain to be solved. Since 1960, the United States has participated in 15 large--scale cross--national education surveys. The most assessed subjects have been science and mathematics through reading comprehension, geography, nonverbal reasoning, literature, French, English as a foreign language, civic education, history, computers in education, primary education, and second--language acquisition. The papers prepared for this symposium and discussions of those papers make up the volume, representing the most up--to--date and comprehensive assessment of methodological strengths and weaknesses of international comparative studies of student achievement. These papers answer the following questions: (1) What is the methodological quality of the most recent international surveys of student achievement? How authoritative are the results? (2) Has the methodological quality of international achievement studies improved over the past 40 years? and (3) What are promising opportunities for future improvement?
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Author: Margaret E. Grosh,Paul Glewwe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Developing countries

Page: 1284

View: 2777

The World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) is one of the most important international programs created to support the collection of household survey data in developing countries. Drawing on the past ten years of the World Bank's experience with the LSMS, the book provides detailed advice on how to design multi-topic household surveys.
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The Tailored Design Method -- 2007 Update with New Internet, Visual, and Mixed-Mode Guide

Author: Don A. Dillman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044636

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

View: 8822

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