Robert M. Groves, Floyd J. Fowler, Jr., Mick P. Couper, James M. Lepkowski, Eleanor Singer, Roger Tourangeau
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 14, 2009 - Mathematics - 488 pages
Praise for the First Edition:
"The book makes a valuable contribution by synthesizing current research and identifying areas for future investigation for each aspect of the survey process."
"Overall, the high quality of the text material is matched by the quality of writing . . ."
". . . it should find an audience everywhere surveys are being conducted." —Technometrics
This new edition of Survey Methodology continues to provide a state-of-the-science presentation of essential survey methodology topics and techniques. The volume's six world-renowned authors have updated this Second Edition to present newly emerging approaches to survey research and provide more comprehensive coverage of the major considerations in designing and conducting a sample survey.
Key topics in survey methodology are clearly explained in the book's chapters, with coverage including sampling frame evaluation, sample design, development of questionnaires, evaluation of questions, alternative modes of data collection, interviewing, nonresponse, post-collection processing of survey data, and practices for maintaining scientific integrity. Acknowledging the growing advances in research and technology, the Second Edition features:
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INFERENCE AND ERROR IN SURVEYS
METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION
NONRESPONSE IN SAMPLE SURVEYS