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.

Responsive and Adaptive Designs

Franois Laflamme James Wagner


Most computer-assisted surveys conducted by statistical agencies or organizations record a wide range of paradata that can be used to understand the data collection process to better plan, assess, monitor and manage data collection. One explicit objective of paradata research is to identify strategic data collection opportunities that could be operationally viable and lead to improvements in quality or cost efficiencies. Much research in this area has indicated that the same collection strategy does not work effectively through an entire collection cycle. This also points to the need to develop a more flexible and efficient data collection approach, called responsive design.

Responsive design is an approach to survey data ...

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