Social Surveys 2
Edited by David De Vaus
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Social Surveys 2 by David De Vaus
Book DescriptionSurveys are undisputedly a core method of social research. David de Vaus, the acknowledged expert in the field, has collected a second set of essential readings in the field. Social Surveys 2 makes available a much more substantial source of information about survey research and extends the coverage of the first four volumes. It will enable researchers to make better informed judgements about the use of the survey method and to implement their survey in the most effective, efficient and error-free way. Volume 1 presents the history, ethics and criticism of survey research. Coverage includes the history of surveying subjective phenomena and sampling; questions of privacy, anonymity and honesty; practice standards; and technical and methodological criticism - as well as a defense of survey research. Volume 2 thoroughly examines survey instruments and data sources. Topics examined include questionnaires, interviews, official statistics, secondary data and multi mode methods. Volume 3 presents survey applications: using surveys to measure change, surveys in cross-national research and surveys as a tool for measuring subjective phenomena.Volume 4 focuses survey quality, giving an overview of the range of matters that impinge on survey data and on ways to improve the quality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412923682
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David De Vaus
Surveys in Social Research, Paperback (December 2013)
David de Vaus' classic text Surveys in Social Research provides clear advice on how to plan, conduct and analyse social surveys. It emphasises the links between theory and research, the logic and interpretation of statistics and the practices of social research. This sixth edition has been completely revised and updated.
Analyzing Social Science Data, Paperback (June 2002)
In this novel and refreshing textbook David de Vaus directs students to the core of data analysis. The book is a lean and authoritative guide to the problems facing beginner's in the field.
Research Design in Social Research, Paperback (February 2001)» View all books by David De Vaus
This book shows social science students the importance of attending to design issues when undertaking social research, and is a one-stop critical guide to design in social research that students and researchers will find invaluable.
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Author Biography - David De Vaus
David De Vaus is Associate Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He is the author of Surveys in Social Research and Research Design in Social Research. He is an international authority in the field of social research.
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