Designing and Conducting Survey Research; A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 2

Designing and Conducting Survey Research; A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 2

by Louis M. Rea, Richard A. Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 078790810X

ISBN-13: 9780787908102

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Updated and expanded to include additional statistical techniques and a broader array of exercises, this second edition of Rea and Parker's foundational tool is a complete, practical guide to conducting sample survey research. In a comprehensive manner, it explains all major components of survey research including construction of the instrument, administration of

Overview

Updated and expanded to include additional statistical techniques and a broader array of exercises, this second edition of Rea and Parker's foundational tool is a complete, practical guide to conducting sample survey research. In a comprehensive manner, it explains all major components of survey research including construction of the instrument, administration of the process, and analysis and reporting of results.Building on the strength of the original book, the second edition? Provides a wealth of statistical analysis and techniques to create a complete guide to the survey research process? Includes an expanded group of exercises and examples covering a broad base of subjects? Discusses the emerging importance of focus groups in preparing survey questionnaires and in analyzing survey findingsClear, concise, and accessible, this guide explains how to conduct a survey research project from start to finish. Further, it shows how this research method can be applied in such diverse fields as urban affairs, social science, and public administration. Designing and Conducting Survey Research is an excellent tool that will help both professionals and students understand and explain the validity of sample survey research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908102
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

An Overview of the Sample Survey Process.

DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING QUESTIONNAIRES.

Designing Effective Questionnaires: Basic Guidelines.

Developing Survey Questions.

Administering the Questionnaire.

Utilizing Focus Groups in the Survey Research Process.

ENSURING SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY.

Understanding Sampling Theory.

Determining the Sample Size.

Selecting a Representative Sample.

PRESENTING AND ANALYZING SURVEY RESULTS.

Presenting and Describing Survey Data.

Testing the Statistical Significance of Sample Survey Data.

Measuring the Strength of Statistically Significant Relationships in Sample Survey Data.

Preparing an Effective Final Report.

Appendix A. Table of Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution.

Appendix B. Measures of Central TAndency and Dispersion.

Appendix C. Glossary.

Appendix D. Answers to Selected Exercises.

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