Design, evaluation, and analysis of questionnaires for survey research /

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Author / Creator:Saris, Willem E., author.
Edition:Second Edition.
Imprint:Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
Description:xvii, 355 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:Wiley series in survey methodology
Wiley series in survey methodology.
Subject:Social surveys.
Social surveys -- Methodology.
Social surveys.
Social surveys -- Methodology.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9781118634615 (cloth)
1118634616 (cloth)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form:Online version: Saris, Willem E. Design, evaluation, and analysis of questionnaires for survey research Second Edition. Hoboken : Wiley, 2014 9781118634486
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The three-step procedure to design requests for an answer
  • Concepts-by-postulation and concepts-by-intuition
  • From social science concepts-by-intuition to assertions
  • The formulation of requests for an answer
  • Choices involved in questionnaire design
  • Specific survey research features of requests for an answer
  • Response alternatives
  • The structure of open-ended and closed survey items
  • Survey items in batteries
  • Mode of data collection and other choices
  • The effects of survey characteristics on data quality
  • Criteria for the quality of survey measures
  • Estimation of reliability, validity and method effects
  • Split ballot mtmm designs
  • Mtmm experiments and the quality of survey questions
  • Applications in social science research
  • The sqp 2.0 program for prediction of quality and the
  • Improvement of measurement
  • The quality of measures for concepts-by-postulation
  • Correction for measurement errors
  • Coping with measurement error in cross-cultural research
  • References
  • Index.