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Title: Perils and pitfalls of survey research
Author(s): Spaeth, Joe L.
Subject(s): Methodology
Abstract: The various stages of a survey sampling, questionnaire design, and data collection all present potential problems. Decisions about sampling include the type and size of the sample as well as the selection of the population to be sampled. In questionnaire design, there are a number of stages, including wording the questions, pretesting the questions, and finalizing the questions. After determining the questions to be asked, the advantages and disadvantages of different data collection types need to be considered e.g., self-administered questionnaires, telephone interviews, or face-to-face interviews. A final concern is who will administer the survey.
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In L.S. Estabrook (ed) Applying research to practice : how to use data collection and research to improve library management decision making (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October October 27-29, 1991): 63-77.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (33rd : 1991)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 878450904
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-15

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