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Social Surveys 2

Four Volume Set
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October 2007 | 1 680 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Surveys are undisputedly a core method of social research. David de Vaus, the acknowledged expert in the field, has collected a second set of essential readings in the field. Social Surveys 2 makes available a much more substantial source of information about survey research and extends the coverage of the first four volumes. It will enable researchers to make better informed judgements about the use of the survey method and to implement their survey in the most effective, efficient and error-free way.

Volume 1 presents the history, ethics and criticism of survey research. Coverage includes the history of surveying subjective phenomena and sampling; questions of privacy, anonymity and honesty; practice standards; and technical and methodological criticism - as well as a defense of survey research.

Volume 2 thoroughly examines survey instruments and data sources. Topics examined include questionnaires, interviews, official statistics, secondary data and multi mode methods.

Volume 3 presents survey applications: using surveys to measure change, surveys in cross-national research and surveys as a tool for measuring subjective phenomena.

Volume 4 focuses survey quality, giving an overview of the range of matters that impinge on survey data and on ways to improve the quality.


 
Volume 1: HISTORY, ETHICS AND CRITICISMS
 
HISTORY OF SURVEY RESEARCH
C Marsh
History of the Use of Surveys in Sociological Research
J M Converse
Attitude Measurement in Psychology and Sociology
The Early Years  
F Stephan
History of the Use of Modern Sampling Techniques
 
ETHICS
S Presser
Presidential Address
Informed Consent and Confidentiality in Survey Research  
S E Fienberg
Conflicts between the Needs for Access to Statistical Information and Demands for Confidentiality
E Singer & E D R vonThurn et al
Confidentiality Assurances and Response
A Quantitative Review of the Experimental Literature  
 
PRACTICE STANDARDS
S C Dodd
Standards for Surveying Agencies
J P Dickson & M Casey et al
Invisible Coding of Survey Questionnaires
L P Crespi
The Cheater Problem in Polling
G Craig & A Corden et al
Safety in Social Research
 
CRITICISMS OF SURVEY RESEARCH
H Esser
What Is Wrong with 'Variable Sociology'?
A V Cicourel
Interviews, Surveys, and the Problem of Ecological Validity
C Marsh
The Critics of Surveys
R C Lewontin
In Defense of Science
A Greeley
In Defense of Surveys
 
Volume 2: SURVEY INSTTUMENTS AND DATA SOURCES
 
QUESTIONNAIRES
 
Open and Closed Questions
P F Lazarsfeld
The Controversy Over Detailed Interviews -
An Offer for Negotiation  
H Schuman and S Presser
The Open and Closed Question
H Schuman
The Random Probe
A Technique for Evaluating the Validity of Closed Questions  
 
VINGNETTES
J Finch
The Vignette Technique in Survey Research
C S Alexander and H J Becker
The Use of Vignettes in Survey Research
P H Rossi
Vignette analysis
Uncovering the Normative Structure of Complex Judgments  
 
LENGTH
A R Herzog & G G Bachman
Effects of Questionnaire Length on Response Quality
B Burchell & C Marsh
The Effect of Questionnaire Length on Survey Response
 
Effect of Administration Mode
N Schwarz & F Strack, et al
The Impact of Administration Mode on Responses Effects in Survey Measurement
J B Jobe & W F Pratt et al
Effects of Interview Mode on Sensitive Questions in a Fertility Survey
J J Hox & E D de Leeuw
A Comparison of Nonresponse in Mail, Telephone, and Face-to-Face Surveys: Applying Multilevel Modeling to Meta-Analysis
E D de Leeuw
Mode Effects in Survey Research
A Comparison of Mail, Telephone, and Face to Face Surveys  
 
INTERVIEWS
 
Interviewer effects
J J Feldman & H H Hyman et al
Interviewer Effects on the Quality of Survey Data
M Collins
Interviewer Variability
A Review of the Problem  
 
MULTI MODE METHODS
D A Dillman and J Tarnai
Administrative Issues in Mixed Mode Surveys
A Tashakkori & C Teddlie
Introduction to Mixed Method and Mixed Model Studies in the Social and Behavioural Sciences
 
OFFICIAL STATISTICS
D Slater
Using Official Statistics
P W O'Carroll
A Consideration of the Validity and Reliability of Suicide Mortality Data
P Townsend
The Struggle for Independent Statistics on Poverty
 
Volume 3: SURVEY APPLICATIONS
 
MEASURING CHANGE
 
Panel Surveys
D F Alwin
Problems in the Estimation and Interpretation of the Reliability of Survey Data
R D Burgess
Major Issues of Tracing Survey Respondents
E M Foster & L Bickman
An Evaluator's Guide to Detecting Attrition Problems
H Laurie & R Smith et al
Strategies for Reducing Nonresponse in a Longitudinal Panel Survey
 
TREND STUDIES
R A Kulka
Monitoring Social Change via Survey Replication
Prospects and Pitfalls from a Replication Survey of Social Roles and Mental Health  
D D Witt & G D Lowe et al
The Changing Association between Age and Happiness
Emerging Trend or Methodological Artifact?  
N D Glenn
Social Trends in the United States
Evidence from Sample Surveys  
 
RETROSPECTVE STUDIES
N M Bradburn & J Huttenlocher et al
Telescoping and Temporal Memory
T W Smith
Recalling Attitudes
An Analysis of Retrospective Questions on the 1982 GSS  
D Freedman & A Thornton et al
The Life History Calendar
A Technique for Collecting Retrospective Data  
H C Finney
Improving the Reliability of Retrospective Survey Measures
Results of a Longitudinal Field Survey  
 
Using surveys to detect causes and test causal models
T D Cook & D T Campbell
The Causal Assumptions of Quasi-Experimental Practice
M Rosenberg
Extraneous Variables
T Hirschi & H Selvin
False Criteria of Causality in Delinquency Research
 
SURVEYS IN CROSS NATIONAL RESEARCH
S Verba
Cross-national Survey Research
The Problem of Credibility  
P Lynn
Developing Quality Standards for Cross National Survey Research
Five Approaches  
 
Surveys as a Tool for Measuring Subjective Phenomena
L L Thurstone
Attitudes can be Measured
R T LaPiere
Attitudes vs. Actions
F Turner & E Krauss
Fallible Indicators of the Subjective State of the Nation
H Schuman & M Johnson
Attitudes and Behaviour
 
SURVEYS AND POLLS
H Blumer
Public Opinion and Public Opinion Polling
G Gallup
Polls and the Political Process-Past, Present, and Future
C Marsh
Back on the Bandwagon
The Effect of Opinion Polls on Public Opinion  
C Marsh
Opinion Polls
Social Science or Political Manouvre  
 
Volume 4: SURVEY QUALITY
 
SURVEY ERROR
D F Alwin
Research on Survey Quality
G W Bohrnstedt
Reliability and Validity Assesment in Attitude Research
 
VALIDITY
H J Parry & H M Crossley
Validity of Responses to Survey Questions
 
Issues of Data Construction
T Campbell
Factors Relevant to the Validity of Experiments in Social Settings
 
SOCIAL DESIRABILITY
T J DeMaio
Social Desirability and Survey Measurement
A Review  
A Nederhof
Methods of Coping with Social Desirability Bias
A Review  
 
PROXY REPORTS
J C Moore
Self/Proxy Response Status and Survey Response Quality
A Review of the Literature  
 
RELIABILITY
D F & J A Krosnick
The Reliability of Survey Attitude Measurement
The Influence of Question and Respondent Attributes  
E G Carmines & R A Zeller
Assessing Reliability
A McKennell
Attitude Measurement
Use of Coefficient Alpha with Cluster or Factor Analysis  
T W Smith
Nonattitudes
A Review and Evaluation  
 
CODING QUALITY
K S Crittenden & R J Hill
Coding Reliability and Validity of Interview Data
P F Lazarsfeld & A H Barton
Some General Principles of Questionnaire Classification
R Popping
In Search of one Set of Categories
G R Funkhouser & E B Parker
Analyzing Coding Reliability
Random Systematic Error Coefficient  
 
PILOT TESTING
 
How to Pilot Test
S Presser & J Blair
Survey Pretesting
Do Different Methods Produce Different Results?  
L Oksenberg & C Cannell, et al
New Strategies for Pretesting Survey Questions
 
COGNITIVE TESTING
R Tourangeau
Cognitive Sciences and Survey Methods
D Collins
Pretesting Survey Instruments
An Overview of Cognitive Methods  
M P Couper
Application of Cognitive Science to Computer Assisted Interviewing
 
MISSING DATA
R J A Little
Missing-Data Adjustments in Large Surveys
G Kalton & I Flores-Cervantes
Weighting Methods
J L Schafer & J W Graham
Missing Data
Our View of the State of the Art  
P Lynn
Weighting for Non-response
 
SAMPLING
S Sudman
Applied Sampling
G Shackman
Sample Design and Design Effects
L Kish
Methods for Design Effects

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