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Contents PREFACE 1. INTRODUCTION Reasons for surveys The components of surveys The purposes and goals of the text 2. TYPES OF ERROR IN SURVEYS More about error associated with who answers the questions Nature of error associated with answers to questions Recapping the nature of error in surveys 3. SAMPLING The sample frame Selecting a one-stage sample Multi-stage sampling Making estimates from samples and sampling errors How big should a sample be? Sampling error as a component of total survey error 4. NONRESPONSE: IMPLEMENTING A SAMPLE DESIGN Calculating response rates Bias associated with nonresponse Reducing nonresponse Two other approaches to reducing nonresponse error Nonprobability (or modified probability) samples Nonresponse as a source of error 5. METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION Major issues in choosing a strategy Summary comparison of the methods Conclusion 6. DESIGNING QUESTONS TO BE GOOD MEASURES Increasing the reliability of answers Types of measures/types of questions Increasing the validity of factual reporting Increasing the validity of answers describing subjective states Question design and error 7. EVALUATING SURVEY QUESTIONS AND INSTRUMENTS Defining objectives Preliminary question design steps Presurvey evaluation Design, format, layout of survey instruments Field pretests Survey instrument length Conclusion 8. SURVEY INTERVIEWING Overview of interviewer job Interviewer recruitment and selection Training interviewers Supervision Survey questions Interviewing procedures Validation of interviews Role of interviewing in survey error 9. PREPARING SURVEY DATA FOR ANALYSIS Formatting a data file Constructing a code Approaches to coding and data entry Data cleaning Coding and data reduction as sources of error 10. ANALYZING SURVEY DATA Adjusting for sample nonresponse and sample frame deficiencies Coping with item nonresponse Adjusting for different probabilities of selection Calculating sampling errors Conclusion 11. ETHICAL ISSUES IN SURVEY RESEARCH Informing respondents Protecting respondents Benefits to respondents Ethical responsibilities to interviewers Conclusion 12. PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT SURVEY METHODS 13. SURVEY ERROR IN PERSPECTIVE The concept of total survey design Error in perspective Conclusion Author Index Subject Index About the Author
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