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Imprint:London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2004.
Description:4 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Interviewing in sociology.
Questionnaires -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Social surveys -- Methodology.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Bulmer, Martin.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • Volume 1.
  • Editor's Introduction
  • Questionnaires
  • Part 1. Orientation
  • Part 1. General
  • Asking and Answering
  • Why Ask?
  • What's in a Question?
  • A Content Analysis of Survey Questions
  • The Formulation of Questions
  • Interviews versus Questionnaires
  • Comparisons of Interviews with Questionnaires for Measuring Mothers' Attitudes toward Sex and Aggression
  • Effects of Questionnaire Design on the Quality of Survey Data
  • Asking the Age Question
  • A Research Note
  • Checks to Ensure that Questions Work as Intended
  • Section 2. Open And Closed
  • Who Left It Open?
  • A Description of the Free-Answer Question and its Demerits
  • The Controversy Over Detailed Interviews
  • An Offer for Negotiation
  • Strong Arguments and Weak Evidence
  • The Open/Closed Questioning Controversy of the 1940s
  • The Open and Closed Question
  • Two Problems in the Use of the Open Question
  • Polling, Open Interviewing and the Problem of Interpretation
  • Section 3. Opinions And Attitudes
  • Attitudes versus Actions
  • Problems in the Use of the Survey Questions to Measure Public Opinion
  • The Meaning of Opinion
  • No Opinion, Don't Know and Maybe No Answer
  • Section 4. Measurement
  • The Measurement of Social Attitudes
  • Vague Quantifiers
  • Teaching Data Collection in Social Survey Research
  • How Comparative Is Comparative Research?
  • The In-Depth Testing of Survey Questions
  • A Critical Appraisal of Methods
  • Bringing Partiality to Light
  • Question Wording and Choice as Indicators Of Bias
  • Volume 2.
  • Part 2. Question Construction
  • Experimental Evidence on Question Design
  • The Quintamensional Plan of Question Design
  • Experiments in the Wording of Questions
  • Does the Question Form Influence Public Opinion Poll Results?
  • Consumer and Opinion Research
  • Experimental Studies on the Form of the Question
  • How Interviewer Effects Operate Through Question Form
  • The Effect of Question Order on Responses
  • Effects of Question Order on Survey Responses
  • Question Order and Fair Play
  • Evidence of Even-Handedness in Rural Surveys
  • It Was Party Identification All Along
  • Question Order Effects on Reports of Party Identification in Britain
  • Question-Order Effects on Presidential Popularity
  • Measuring Levels of Party Identification
  • Does Question Order Matter?
  • Measuring the Third-Person Effect of News
  • The Impact of Question Order, Contrast and Knowledge
  • Impact of Question Order on Third-Person Effect
  • Question Order Effects on Subjective Measures of Quality of Life
  • Part-Whole Question Order Effects
  • Views of Rurality
  • Question Wording and Reports of Survey Results
  • The Case of Louis Harris and Associates and Aetna Life and Casualty
  • Question Wording and Public Support for Contra Aid, 1983-1986
  • Wanted
  • Rules for Wording Structured Questionnaires
  • Symbols in Survey Questions
  • Solving the Problems of Multiple Word Meanings
  • The Measurement of a Middle Position in Attitude Surveys
  • The Effects of Offering a Middle Response Option with Opinion Questions
  • Experiments with the Middle Response Alternative in Survey Questions
  • Asking Comparative Questions
  • The Impact of the Direction of Comparison
  • The Acquiescence Quagmire
  • Measuring Attitudes
  • Volume 3.
  • Part 3. Methodological Issues
  • Section 1. Sensitive Questions
  • Asking the Embarrassing Question
  • The Use of Leading Questions in Non-Schedule Interviews
  • A Use for Leading Questions in Research Interviewing
  • How to Ask Questions about Drinking and Sex
  • Response Effects in Measuring Consumer Behavior
  • Reducing Refusal Rates in the Case of Threatening Questions
  • The 'Door-in-the-Face' Technique
  • Question Threat and Response Bias
  • A Classification of Biased Questions
  • Asking Sensitive Questions on Surveys
  • Section 2. Fictitious Questions
  • May We Presume?
  • A Lecture on Taking Too Much for Granted
  • Opinions on Fictitious Issues
  • The Pressure to Answer Survey Questions
  • Section 3. Various Design Issues
  • Context Effects on Survey Responses to Questions about Abortion
  • The Effect of Response Categories on Questionnaire Answers
  • Context and Mode Effects
  • Political Information Processing
  • Question Order and Context Effects
  • Equivalence of Questionnaire Items with Varying Response Formats
  • Effects of Filter Questions in Public Opinion Surveys
  • The Yes-No Question Answering System and Statement Verification
  • Effects of Presenting One Versus Two Sides of an Issue in Survey Questions
  • An Application of Rasch Analysis to Questionnaire Design
  • Using Vignettes to Study the Meaning of 'Work' in the Current Population Survey
  • Testimony Validity as a Function of Question Form, Atmosphere and Item Difficulty
  • Attitudes and Non-Attitudes
  • Continuation of a Dialogue
  • Part 4. Validity
  • Fixed-Choice Questionnaires
  • Learning How To Ask
  • Native Metacommunicative Competence and the Incompetence of Fieldworkers
  • Validity of Responses to Survey Questions
  • Has Racism Declined in America? It Depends on Who Is Asking and What Is Asked
  • The Random Probe
  • A Technique for Evaluating the Validity of Closed Questions
  • Volume 4.
  • Part 1. Surveys In The World
  • Data Construction
  • Basic Concepts
  • Section 1. Memory And Recall
  • The Limitations of Human Memory
  • Implications for the Design of Retrospective Surveys
  • Retrospective Data in Survey Research
  • The Retrospective Question
  • Leading Questions and the Eye Witness Report
  • Since the Eruption of Mount St Helens, Has Anyone Beaten You Up? Improving the Accuracy of Retrospective Reports with Landmark Events
  • My Memory
  • A Study of Autobiographical Memory Over Six Years
  • Section 2. Striving To Improve Questions And Questionnaires
  • Predicting Test-Retest Reliability From Behavior Coding
  • Latent Class Analysis of Survey Questions That Include Don't Know Responses
  • Monitoring Maternity Services by Postal Questionnaire
  • Congruity Between Mothers' Reports and their Obstetric Records
  • New Quantitative Techniques for Pretesting Survey Questions
  • Pretesting in Questionnaire Design
  • A Review of the Literature and Suggestions for Further Research
  • An Empirical Evaluation of In-Depth Probes Used To Pretest Survey Questions
  • Improving Coding Reliability for Open-Ended Questions
  • Section 3. Grappling With Question Design In The Real World
  • Diagnostics for Redesigning Survey Questionnaires
  • Measuring Work in the Current Population Survey
  • Measurement in Subjective Health Assessment
  • Themes and Prospects
  • Analysing Drug Abuse with British Crime Survey Data
  • Modelling and Questionnaire Design Issues
  • Section 4. New Developments In A Changing World
  • Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing in Survey Research
  • Technological Innovations in Data Collection
  • Acceptance, Data Quality and Costs
  • Web Survey Design and Administration
  • Navigating the Rapids of Change
  • Some Observations on Survey Methodology in the Early Twenty First Century