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Telephone Survey Methods Sampling, Selection, and Supervision

by Paul J. Lavrakas

Part of the Applied Social Research Methods Series

Telephone Survey Methods Sampling, Selection, and Supervision Synopsis

What quality control methods can be used most effectively to structure and monitor interviews and convert refusals? What telephone numbers should be used in random digit dialling? How can eligible respondents be chosen and their cooperation secured? Addressing these and other survey issues, this book offers researchers a guide to thinking about and executing telephone surveys from generating phone numbers to structuring the work of interviewers and supervisors. New to this edition are a focus on the total survey error concept, a comparison of CATI (computer-assisted telephone interviews) with PAPI (paper and pencil inventory) procedures, mixed-mode surveys and new telecommunication technologies. In addition, the book covers such topics as how to control the sampling pool, how to identify appropriate respondents and how to improve on-the-job training of interviewers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803953079
Publication date: 19th August 1993
Author: Paul J. Lavrakas
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Market research, Social research & statistics, Communication studies,

About Paul J. Lavrakas

Paul J. Lavrakas, PhD, is a Research Psychologist and Research Methodologist consultant. He served as Chief Research Methodologist for Nielsen Media Research from 2000-2007. Before joining Nielsen, he was a Full Professor at Northwestern University (1978-1996) and Ohio State University (1996-2000), as well as the founding faculty director of the survey centers at both universities. He is the author of Telephone Survey Methods: Sampling, Selection, and Supervision (2nd Edition, SAGE, 1993) and four other books covering election polling and the news media, as well as numerous other methodological and substantive publications and conference papers.

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