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Stages of a Survey


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Stages of a Survey

The five general stages in the development and completion of a survey, as shown in Exhibit 2.1, are

  • Survey design and preliminary planning
  • Pretesting
  • Final survey design and planning
  • Data collection
  • Data coding, data-file construction, analysis, and final report

This chapter discusses the decisions called for at each of the five stages. The following are especially critical points in the design and ...

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