points, the goal of which is to make optimum use of resources that are typically very limited, while ensuring that the final product -- the data -- is of high reliability and validity. Key Features: A comprehensive section on internet surveys, their methodology, summary of experiences and practices to date and how internet surveys interface with more traditional methods. Changes in telephone survey design and data collection procedures due to rising nonresponse rates (this will include combined methods of data collection and the use of respondent incentives) and call screening (and other) technologies. The increase use of web sites and package programs for variance estimation, data analysis and data dissemination.

Selecting a Sample

Telephone, mail, and Internet surveys are the three types of studies students are most likely to conduct. This chapter describes many of the decisions that must be made when selecting samples for a community telephone survey and how these procedures can be extended to ...

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