Survey Methodology is becoming a more structured field of research, deserving of more and more academic attention. The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology explores both the increasingly scientific endeavour of surveys and their growing complexity, as different data collection modes and information sources are combined. The handbook takes a global approach, with a team of international experts looking at local and national specificities, as well as problems of cross-national, comparative survey research. The chapters are organized into seven major sections, each of which represents a stage in the survey life-cycle: Surveys and Societies Planning a Survey Measurement Sampling Data Collection Preparing Data for Use Assessing and Improving Data Quality The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology is a landmark and essential tool for any scholar within the social sciences.
Chapter 13: Surveys in Societies in Turmoil
Surveys in Societies in Turmoil
Turmoil caused by armed conflicts and natural disasters afflict many countries around the world resulting in tremendous demographic, social, economic, and health consequences. Measuring these impacts, assessing community needs, and guiding and evaluating aid and other interventions require the collection of timely and reliable information about the affected populations. One of the most commonly used methods for collecting such information is survey research. However, conducting surveys in such contexts is fraught with challenges throughout the survey lifecycle, including sample design and selection, questionnaire development and pretesting, data collection, ethical considerations, and ...