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The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Offers a fully up to date and comprehensive examination of recent advancements in survey research

  • Includes sections tackling best practice in survey research and highly actionable approaches recommended by the leading scholars in several highly topical areas

  • Covers topics like collecting biomarkers, interviewer deviations from scripts, linking survey data with other types of data, and paradata

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Table of contents (73 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Conventional Survey Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Assessing the Accuracy of Survey Research

      • Jon A. Krosnick
      Pages 3-5
    3. Sampling to Minimize Nonresponse Bias

      • J. Michael Brick
      Pages 23-28
    4. Cross-National Issues in Response Rates

      • Vasja Vehovar, Koen Beullens
      Pages 29-42
    5. Choosing a Mode of Survey Data Collection

      • Roger Tourangeau
      Pages 43-50
    6. Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys

      • Edith Desiree de Leeuw, Vera Toepoel
      Pages 51-61
    7. Methods for Determining Who Lives in a Household

      • Kathleen Targowski Ashenfelter
      Pages 71-78
    8. Survey Interviewing: Departures from the Script

      • Nora Cate Schaeffer
      Pages 109-119

About this book

This handbook is a comprehensive reference guide for researchers, funding agencies and organizations engaged in survey research. Drawing on research from a world-class team of experts, this collection addresses the challenges facing survey-based data collection today as well as the potential opportunities presented by new approaches to survey research, including in the development of policy. It examines innovations in survey methodology and how survey scholars and practitioners should think about survey data in the context of the explosion of new digital sources of data. The Handbook is divided into four key sections: the challenges faced in conventional survey research; opportunities to expand data collection; methods of linking survey data with external sources; and, improving research transparency and data dissemination, with a focus on data curation, evaluating the usability of survey project websites, and the credibility of survey-based social science.

Chapter 23 of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Keywords

  • Question Design
  • Sampling Methods
  • Mixed-Device Surveys
  • Proxy Reporting
  • Household Rosters
  • Survey Interviewing
  • Human Language Technology
  • Survey Weights
  • Paradata
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Biomarkers
  • Social Network Data
  • Linking Survey Data
  • Election Administration Data
  • Data Curation

Reviews

“Vannette and Krosnick’s volume brings together a broad array of experts to summarize current knowledge regarding the many challenges now facing the survey research community. They do so with a clear eye towards addressing these challenges and keeping surveys relevant as we move forward into the next decade.” (Timothy P. Johnson, Director, Survey Research Laboratory and Professor, Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Stanford University , Stanford, USA

    David L. Vannette, Jon A. Krosnick

About the editors

David L. Vannette is Principal Research Scientist for Qualtrics, an industry-leading provider of Online Survey Software, and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Communication, Stanford University, USA. His research focuses on developing and exploring best practices in survey methodology and understanding the measurement and effects of exposure to research results published in the news media.

Jon A. Krosnick is the Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and (by courtesy) Psychology, Stanford University, USA. Winner of the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Lifetime Achievement Award, his research focuses on attitude formation, change, and effects, on the psychology of political behaviour, and on survey research methods.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-54395-6
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)