English title: Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys Using FTF

Author(s): Ineke A.L. Stoop - Eric Harrison -

Language: English

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2012

Abstract

In this chapter we look first at the different steps in survey design, summarised in the concept of the survey life cycle. Although the focus is on face-to-face surveys, we then briefly compare face-to-face administration with other data collection modes. Section 15.2 presents a short overview of the ESS. Section 15.3 covers the first important aspect of surveys, namely how to make sure that the final respondents represent the target population (or how to minimise non-observation errors); Section 15.4 the second key aspect, namely how to make sure that the answers to survey questions represent the concepts we wish to investigate (or how to minimise observation errors). The final section presents some thoughts on the future of face-to-face surveys.

From page no: 249

To page no: 276

Anthology: Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences

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