Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

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SAGE Publications, Mar 5, 2012 - Social Science - 174 pages
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This book, for all researchers using survey data, presents new ways to assess the data's quality and reliability.
 

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Contents

1 Conceptualizing data quality
1
2 Empirical findings on quality and comparability of survey data
15
3 Statistical techniques for data screening
33
4 Institutional quality control practices
57
5 Substantive or methodologyinduced factors?
81
6 Item difficulty and response quality
99
7 Questionnaire architecture
124
8 Cognitive competencies and response quality
140
9 Conclusion
158
References
164
Index
173
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Victor Thiessen is a professor of sociology and social anthropology at Dalhousie University.

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