Survey Handbook

ISBN-10: 0761925805

ISBN-13: 9780761925804

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Arlene Fink

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This book explains 4 different types of survey instruments, and the activities that constitute a 'typical' survey. It also demonstrates how to organize surveys and estimate their costs, and provides details for conducting a survey.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Arlene Fink (Ph.D.) is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of California , Los Angeles and President of the Langley Research Institute . Her main interests include evaluation and survey research and the conduct of research literature reviews as well as the evaluation of their quality. Dr. Fink has conducted many research studies in medicine, public health and education. She is on the faculty of UCLA's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and its Health Services Research Center and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California 's Minority Research Center . She is also a consultant to the American Society for Bioethics, the International Society for Clinical Bioethics, and L'institut de Promotion del la Pr � vention Secondaire en Addictologie (IPPSA) Paris, France. Professor Fink has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally and is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 15 textbooks.

The Survey Handbook: Learning Objectives
What Is a Survey? When Do You Use One?
Survey Objectives:
Measuring Hoped-For Outcomes
Straightforward Questions and Responses
Four Types of Survey Instruments
Sound Survey Design and Sampling
Survey Design
Survey Sampling
Sampling Methods
Sample Size
Response Rate
Guidelines for Promoting Responses, Minimizing Response Bias, and Reducing Error
Reliable and Valid Survey Instruments
Appropriate Survey Analysis
Statistical Methods
Independent and Dependent Variables
Analysis of Qualitative Surveys
Content Analysis of Qualitative Data
Accurate Survey Reports
Ethical Surveys
Ethic Prinicples for the Protection of Human Subjects
Institutional Review Boards
Informed Consent
Reasonable Resources
What Needs to Be Done?
Checklist of Typical Survey Tasks
Getting Each Survey Task Done
Questions to Ask When Pilot-Testing Survey Instruments
Who Will Do It, and What Resources Are Needed?
Personnel, Time, and Money
Costs of a Survey: A Checklist
Guidelines for Reducing Survey Costs
Suggested Readings
About the Author
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