Survey Methodology

Survey Methodology

Paperback Wiley Series in Survey Methodology

By (author) Robert M. Groves, By (author) Floyd J. Fowler, By (author) Mick P. Couper, By (author) James M. Lepkowski, By (author) Eleanor Singer, By (author) Roger Tourangeau

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 252mm x 25mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0471483486
  • ISBN 13: 9780471483489
  • Sales rank: 636,324

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This is an accessible introduction to the science and application of sample surveys. Over the past two decades, survey research has evolved significantly. "Survey Methodology" describes the basic principles of survey design discovered in methodological research over recent years and offers guidance for making successful decisions in the design and execution of high quality surveys. Written by six nationally recognized experts in the field, this book covers the major considerations in designing and conducting a sample survey. Topical, accessible, and succinct, this book represents the state of the science in survey methodology. Employing the "total survey error" paradigm as an organizing framework, it merges the science of surveys with state-of-the-art practices. End-of-chapter terms, references, and exercises enhance its value as a reference for practitioners and as a text for advanced students.

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ROBERT M. GROVES is Research Professor and Director at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, and a Research Professor at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. FLOYD J. FOWLER, JR., is President of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision-Making and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston. MICK P. COUPER is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center and at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. JAMES M. LEPKOWSKI is Research Professor at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Director of the Graduate Program in Survey Methodology, University of Michigan, and a Research Professor at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. ELEANOR SINGER is a Research Professor at the University of Michigan Survey Resea rch Center, and an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. ROGER TOURANGEAU is Research Professor at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center and Director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland.

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"...a much-needed synthesis of survey methodology. It provides an excellent resource for developing a course...and gives researchers and practitioners a clear view..." (Journal of the American Statistical Association, September 2006) "...it should find an audience everywhere surveys are being conducted." (Technometrics, May 2005)

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1. An Introduction to Survey Methodology. Chapter 2. Inference and Error in Surveys. Chapter 3. Target Populations, Sampling Frames, and Coverage Error. Chapter 4. Sample Design and Sampling Error. Chapter 5. Methods of Data Collection. Chapter 6. Nonresponse in Sample Surveys. Chapter 7. Questions and Answers in Surveys. Chapter 8. Evaluating Survey Questions. Chapter 9. Survey Interviewing. Chapter 10. Postcollection Processing of Survey Data. Chapter 11. Principles and Practices Related to Scientific Integrity. Chapter 12. FAQs About Survey Methodology. References. Index.