How to Conduct Surveys

Author: Arlene Fink
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506347142
Format: PDF
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Packed with new topics that reflect today’s challenges, the Sixth Edition of the bestselling How to Conduct Surveys guides readers through the process of developing their own rigorous surveys and evaluating the credibility and transparency of surveys created by others. Offering practical, step-by-step advice and written in the same clear and accessible style as author Arlene Fink’s other works, the book focuses on choosing the appropriate type of survey, writing survey questions and responses, formatting the survey, deciding on the characteristics and numbers of respondents to include, choosing how often to survey respondents, and analyzing and reporting the results.

How to Conduct Surveys

Author: Arlene Fink
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412914239
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This ever-popular book continues to offer readers a practical, step-by-step guide to organizing surveys. The Third Edition: - Includes fully-updated examples and references on such topics as computer-assisted and interactive surveys, survey data analysis techniques, sampling techniques and reporting results; - Features new topics, such as using the Internet for surveying; - Provides readers with links to exemplary 'surveys in practice'.

How to Conduct Surveys

Author: Arlene Fink
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483378497
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Packed with new topics that reflect today’s challenges, the Sixth Edition of the bestselling How to Conduct Surveys guides readers through the process of developing their own rigorous surveys and evaluating the credibility and transparency of surveys created by others. Offering practical, step-by-step advice and written in the same clear and accessible style as author Arlene Fink’s other works, the book focuses on choosing the appropriate type of survey, writing survey questions and responses, formatting the survey, deciding on the characteristics and numbers of respondents to include, choosing how often to survey respondents, and analyzing and reporting the results.

How To Conduct Organizational Surveys

Author: Jack E. Edwards
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803955134
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Organizations are increasingly turning to surveys to solve many business-related problems. This book provides those who want to plan organizational surveys with a step-by-step, `how-to' guide. The authors describe the issues that must be addressed at each step in the process, the advantages and disadvantages that result from many of the choices that must be made, and practical lessons learned from their years of experience in designing and conducting surveys.

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

Author: Louis M. Rea
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118767039
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to conducting survey research. The book covers all major components of the method, including construction of the instrument, administration of the process, and analysis and reporting of results. The authors de-mystify statistics and enable readers to conduct a sample survey research project from initial conception of the research focus to the preparation of the final report, including basic statistical analysis of the data"--

How to Conduct Your Own Survey

Author: Priscilla Salant
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471012733
Format: PDF
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A nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting your own professional-quality surveys without paying professional fees. How can you gauge public support for a cause or test the market for a product or service? What are the best methods for validating opinions for use in a paper or dissertation? A well-documented survey is the answer. But what if you don't have thousands of dollars to commission one? No problem. How to Conduct Your Own Survey gives you everything you need to do it yourself! Without any prior training, you can learn expert techniques for conducting accurate, low-cost surveys. In step-by-step, down-to-earth language, Priscilla Salant and Don A. Dillman give you the tools you need to: * Determine which type of survey is best for you * Estimate the cost of your survey * Conduct mail, telephone, and face-to-face surveys * Draw accurate samples * Write effective questionnaires * Compile and report results * Avoid common survey errors * Find reliable outside assistance * And much more

Doing Survey Research

Author: Peter M. Nardi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351697242
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each day we are faced with continuing claims made by media pundits, politicians, teachers, and friends, often quoting research. Consider also the numerous comments and posts on Internet blogs, Twitter, and Facebook that illustrate the confusion between opinion and factual data. How do we learn to interpret the research we hear about and read, to distinguish opinions from scientific facts, and to use this knowledge to conduct our own studies to answer the questions faced in everyday situations? Understanding the components that go into scientific research and learning how to do research, make decisions about which statistics to use, and analyze statistical findings are goals for everyone in today's research-oriented world. Questions about the reliability and validity of data from a study or public opinion poll come up routinely and need critical review. This book contributes to achieving these objectives. Doing Survey Research is intended for people who want to learn how to conduct quantitative studies for a project in an undergraduate course, a graduate-level thesis, or a survey that an employer may want completed. This brief, practical textbook prepares beginners to conduct their own survey research and write up the results, as well as read and interpret other people's research. It combines survey design with data analysis and interpretation. And it is for those who need to understand and critically interpret survey research found in scholarly journals, reports distributed in the workplace, and social scientific findings presented online in the media, on a blog, or in social media postings. Essential new updates to this edition include coverage of Big Data, Meta-Analysis, and A/B testing methodology—methods used by scholars as well as businesses like Netflix and Amazon. New to this Fourth Edition Each chapter and its exercises feature updated data and illustrations from current academic and popular articles relevant to today’s web-oriented students, including studies focused on topics related to social media. Update web site http://doingsurveyresearch.wordpress.com/ New Coverage of Big Data (used by popular web sites like Amazon and Netflix) and the ethical issues which emerge not only about privacy, but also how it relates to the methods discussed in this book about sampling, probability, and research design. New coverage of meta-data, and the increasingly popular method in many professional and other settings.

Designing Surveys

Author: Ron Czaja
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761927464
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Second Edition of Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures accounts for changes in telephone, Internet, and email surveying and provides a more comprehensive treatment on questionnaire testing. Despite changing technologies, however, the principles of scientific survey design remain unchanged, including the selection of the sample, the writing of questions to solicit an unbiased response, and the ethical treatment of human subjects. This new edition addresses these issues in the context of new and emerging technologies and their relationship to survey design and the social sciences. Designing Surveys provides an accurate account of how modern survey research is actually conducted, but with the needs and goals of a novice researcher in mind.

Conducting a Survey

Author: Lawrence T Orcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351974556
Format: PDF
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• The detailed step-by-step directions make it ideal for use by students who are conducting their first research project. • The large number of examples throughout the text makes the steps in conducting a survey clear and easy to follow. • Covers only methods that are realistic for use by students who are conducting a survey within a single semester. • For data analysis, the emphasis is on the use of basic statistics, with the computation of a small number of descriptive statistics illustrated. Easy-to-calculate margins of error are also illustrated. • The firsthand experience of conducting a survey as a term project helps students understand both the contributions and limitations of survey research methods. • Successfully conducting a term-project survey can give students the confidence to work on more elaborate studies in the future, such as research for a master’s degree project.

Agency Based Program Evaluation

Author: Stephen A. Kapp
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342689
Format: PDF
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This text aids both students and practitioners in articulating the elements of program evaluation, deepening their understanding of the contextual issues that surround and shape an evaluation. Authors Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson offer readers details on the application of useful and accepted evaluation methods. It also shows readers how to make sound decisions in balancing techniques and strategies with the realities of the agency environment. Key Features Ethical considerations related to collecting data from service consumers and working with agency personnel Strategies for accommodating cultural and ethnic differences when collecting program evaluation data Techniques for engaging agency personnel and key constituents in the entire evaluation process Accompanied by robust ancillaries This text is accompanied by a robust companion site which you can view here. The password-protected Instructor's Site features: Sample Syllabi PowerPoint Slides Test Bank The open-access Student Study Site offers: Quizzes Journal Articles Web Resources and Activities This text is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in program evaluation within departments of social work, mental health, and human services. It is also a great resource for practicing professionals, supervisors, and managers.