Social Surveys Made Simple

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2019-01-01
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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This book provides basic, comprehensive coverage of how to carry out social surveys for an inexperienced reader. Carefully designed to maximize accessibility and ease of use, it takes the reader through the research process, from selecting a method (why choose surveys at all?) to analyzing and writing up the results. Each chapter follows a similar format, with summary features, information boxes, definitions of key concepts and case examples. Support materials, such as sample questionnaires and interview schedules, ethical guidelines, and a list of useful sources, are all given at the end, to make this a rich and compact resource for anyone undertaking survey research for the first time.

Author Biography

DAVID PHILLIPS is Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of North London, where he teaches social research methodology and data analysis and also directs the Applied Social Research Unit.

LINDA REGAN is a senior research officer at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, University of North London, where she has been based for over ten years.

Table of Contents

Situating Surveys
Why a Survey? Choosing Methods
The Logic of Surveys
Designing a Survey Project
Ethics and Research Responsibilities
Selecting Samples
Questionnaire Design
Survey Management
Analysing Questionnaire Data
Writing Up and Presenting Research Findings
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