Interaction and the Standardized Survey Interview
The Living Questionnaire
By (author) Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra
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Interaction and the Standardized Survey Interview by Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra
Book DescriptionThis study investigates in detail the interaction between interviewers and respondents in standardised social survey interviews. Applying the techniques of conversation analysis, Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra reveals how certain rules of normal conversation fail to apply in interviews based on a standard questionnaire, and offers original empirical evidence to show what really happens. Her book demonstrates that interview results can only be understood as products of the contingencies of the interview situation, and not, as is usually assumed, the unmediated expressions of respondents' real opinions. Her conclusions have important implications for anyone interested in effective survey compilation and interpretation. The book is highly accessible, setting out the basic tools of conversation analysis simply and clearly, and suggesting ways of improving questionnaire design wherever possible. Its approach will be of great interest to students and researchers of survey methodology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521662024
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra
Analyzing Race Talk, Paperback (January 2004)
Explores different aspects of interviews on race from a discourse analysis perspective.
Standardization and Tacit Knowledge, Hardback (February 2002)
Presents a theoretical and empirical inquiry into the interaction between interviewers and respondents in standardized research interviews. This book concentrates on the interaction and conversational architecture at work in the interviewing process.
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This book uses conversation analysis to study the interaction between interviewers and respondents in standardised survey interviews.
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