Survey Research Methods Applied Social Research Methods

SAGE Publications, Inc - Offering a sound basis for evaluating how each aspect of a survey can affe Sage publications Inc. Fowler Jr. Rsquo;s bestselling Survey Research Methods presents the very latest methodological knowledge on surveys. The fifth Edition of Floyd J.





Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method

Wiley - The fourth edition reintroduces the telephone—including coordinating land and mobile. The new edition is thoroughly updated and revised, and covers all aspects of survey research. This heavily revised fourth edition includes: strategies and tactics for determining the needs of a given survey, and internet surveys to maximum advantage Proven techniques to increase response rates Guidance on how to obtain high-quality feedback from mail, how to design it, and other self-administered surveys Direction on how to construct effective questionnaires, telephone, electronic, and how to effectively administer it How and when to use mail, including considerations of layout The effects of sponsorship on the response rates of surveys Use of capabilities provided by newly mass-used media: interactivity, presentation of aural and visual stimuli.

This invaluable resource is crucial for any researcher seeking to increase response rates and obtain high-quality feedback from survey questions. Consistent with current emphasis on the visual and aural, the new edition is complemented by copious examples within the text and accompanying website. The classic survey design reference, dillman's classic text on survey design has aided both students and professionals in effectively planning and conducting mail, updated for the digital age For over two decades, telephone, and, more recently, Internet surveys.

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method - Grounded in the best research, the book offers practical how-to guidelines and detailed examples for practitioners and students alike. It features expanded coverage of mobile phones, tablets, and the use of do-it-yourself surveys, and Dillman's unique Tailored Design Method is also thoroughly explained.





Scale Development: Theory and Applications Applied Social Research Methods

SAGE Publications, Inc - The text supports readers in comprehending newer approaches to measurement, comparing them to classical approaches, and grasping more clearly the relative merits of each. Devellis demystifies measurement by emphasizing a logical rather than strictly mathematical understanding of concepts. This edition addresses new topics pertinent to modern measurement approaches and includes additional exercises and topics for class discussion.

In the fourth edition of Scale Development, Robert F.





Improving Survey Questions: Design and Evaluation Applied Social Research Methods

SAGE Publications, Inc - What is a good question? although there are several potential sources for error in survey data, the validity of surveys is dependent upon the design of the question asked. This invaluable book shows how to word and format questions that will evoke the kind of answers for which they are designed and how to evaluate empirically survey questions.

In addition, measuring subjective phenomena, the book covers how to write good questions aimed at collecting information about objective facts and events, how to evaluate the extent to which questions are consistently understood and administered, some alternative methods for attacking common measurement problems, and how to evaluate the data resulting from a set of questions.





InterViews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing

SAGE Publications, Inc - The third edition of brinkmann and kvale’s interViews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing, offers readers comprehensive and practical insight into the many factors that contribute to successful interviews. The book invites readers on a journey through the landscape of interview research, providing the "hows" and "whys" of research interviewing, and outlines paths for students to follow on the way to research goals.

Thoroughly updated to account for all recent developments in qualitative interviewing, and ethical issues involved in interviewing, the New Edition expands its focus on the practical, epistemological, while maintaining the fluid and logical structure it has become known for throughout the text.





Survey Methodology

Wiley - Praise for the first edition: "the book makes a valuable contribution by synthesizing current research and identifying areas for future investigation for each aspect of the survey process. Journal of the american statistical Association "Overall, the high quality of the text material is matched by the quality of writing.

Key topics in survey methodology are clearly explained in the book's chapters, alternative modes of data collection, development of questionnaires, nonresponse, post-collection processing of survey data, evaluation of questions, interviewing, with coverage including sampling frame evaluation, sample design, and practices for maintaining scientific integrity.

. It should find an audience everywhere surveys are being conducted. Technometrics this new edition of Survey Methodology continues to provide a state-of-the-science presentation of essential survey methodology topics and techniques. It is also an indispensable reference for practicing survey methodologists and any professional who employs survey research methods.

Survey Methodology - . Public Opinion Quarterly ". Acknowledging the growing advances in research and technology, and confidentiality issues the latest research findings on effective questionnaire development techniques The addition of 50% more exercises at the end of each chapter, emphasizing the growing research results on privacy, the Second Edition features: Updated explanations of sampling frame issues for mobile telephone and web surveys New scientific insight on the relationship between nonresponse rates and nonresponse errors Restructured discussion of ethical issues in survey research, informed consent, Survey Methodology, illustrating basic principles of survey design An expanded FAQ chapter that addresses the concerns that accompany newly established methods Providing valuable and informative perspectives on the most modern methods in the field, Second Edition is an ideal book for survey research courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

The volume's six world-renowned authors have updated this Second Edition to present newly emerging approaches to survey research and provide more comprehensive coverage of the major considerations in designing and conducting a sample survey.





Case Study Research and Applications: Design and Methods

SAGE Publications, Inc - Increases reference to relativist and constructivist approaches to case study research, as well as how case studies can be part of mixed methods projects. Recognized as one of the most cited methodology books in the social sciences, the Sixth Edition of Robert K. The author brings to light at least three remaining gaps to be filled in the future: how rival explanations can become more routinely integrated into all case study research; the difference between case-based and variable-based approaches to designing and analyzing case studies; and the relationship between case study research and qualitative research.

. With the integration of 11 applications in this edition, the book gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Discusses synthesizing findings across case studies in a multiple-case study in more detail Adds an expanded list of 15 fields that have text or texts devoted to case study research.

Case Study Research and Applications: Design and Methods - Ultimately, case study research and Applications will guide students in the successful design and use of the case study research method. New to this edition includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully. Yin′s bestselling text provides a complete portal to the world of case study research.

Sharpens discussion of distinguishing research from non-research case studies. Places greater emphasis on using plausible rival explanations to bolster case study quality.





Doing Case Study Research: A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers

Teachers College Press - This succinct “how-to” guide is an excellent place for anyone to begin doing case study research. Book features: Straightforward introduction to the science of doing case study research. Teachers College Press. Many concrete examples to illustrate key concepts. A step-by-step approach that speaks directly to the novice investigator.

The authors show students how to determine an appropriate research design, record observations, document analyses, conduct informative interviews, delineate ways to confirm case study findings, describe methods for deriving meaning from data, and communicate their findings. Questions, illustrations, and activities to reinforce what has been learned.

Doing Case Study Research: A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers - Featuring many new examples, dissertation, the Third Edition offers step-by-step guidance to help beginning researchers through the stages of planning and implementing a thesis, or independent project. Reflecting recent knowledge and developments in the field, this very practical, easy-to-use guide emphasizes learning how to do case study research―from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them.





Qualitative Data Analysis: Practical Strategies

SAGE Publications Ltd - This is an exciting new addition to the literature on qualitative data analysis and a must-read for anyone who has collected, or is preparing to collect, their own data. It is a clear, pattern and relational analyses - developing explanatory theory and coherent conclusions, comparative, including: - Designing and managing qualitative data for analysis - Working with data through interpretive, accessible and practical guide to each stage of the process, based on qualitative data.

Sage publications Ltd. Lecturers/instructors only - request a free digital inspection copy here  Written by an experienced researcher in the field of qualitative methods, this dynamic new book provides a definitive introduction to analysing qualitative data. The book pairs theoretical discussion with practical advice using a host of examples from diverse projects across the social sciences.

Qualitative Data Analysis: Practical Strategies - Teachers College Press. It describes data analysis strategies in actionable steps and helpfully links to the use of computer software where relevant.





Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook

SAGE Publications, Inc - Graduate students and established scholars from all disciplines will find this resource an innovative compendium of ideas for the representation and presentation of qualitative data. Five chapters have been substantially revised, and the appendix’s annotated bibliography includes new titles in research methods.

The fourth edition maintains the analytic rigor of previous editions while showcasing a variety of new visual display models for qualitative inquiry. Teachers College Press. As the authors demonstrate, when researchers "think display, " their analyses of social life capture the complex and vivid processes of the people and institutions studied.

Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook - Miles, huberman, and saldaña’s qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook is the authoritative text for analyzing and displaying qualitative research data. Graphics are added to the now-classic matrix and network illustrations of the original co-authors. Sage publications Ltd.





Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

SAGE Publications, Inc - Creswell and new co-author J. Research Design. This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. Teachers College Press. Creswell and J. David creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry.

John w. Sage publications Ltd. 1506386709. David Creswell. New to this edition updated discussion on designing a proposal for a research project and on the steps in designing a research study. Additional content on epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology and method.

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches - Additional updates on the transformative worldview. Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods. Additional information about social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods. Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field Additional coverage on qualitative and quantitative data analysis software in the respective methods chapters.

Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods.