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about Survey Research
These online brochures, available from the American Statistical Association, provide basic information about survey research.
"This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many others." Information included in this source is documented with references.
University Center for Survey Research
"The primary mission of the Center for Survey Research (CSR) is to provide research services to academic and public policy researchers and to facilitate educational and experiential opportunities for researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students. The CSR is a social science research facility that focuses on academic, social science, and public policy research. The CSR staff adhere to the highest quality academic and government research standards and procedures." Click on "Staff Papers" to learn about conducting survey research.
Sites Related to Survey Research
This site provides links to and information about survey journals, organizations, ethics, survey data archives, analyzing and sampling survey data, and conducting focus groups. "The Survey Research Laboratory (SRL) of the University of Illinois at Chicago is a research and service unit established in 1964. It is a division of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs that provides survey research services to:
* the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Urbana-Champaign;
* other academic institutions;
* local, state, and federal agencies; and
* others working in the public interest."
Program in Survey Methodology
The Joint Program in Survey Methodology offers a variety of short courses. "JPSM, sponsored primarily by the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, is a consortium of the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan and Westat. The primary goal of JPSM is to educate the next generation of technical leaders of the survey profession."
Opinion Polling in Canada
This documented research paper was prepared by Claude Emery of the Political and Social Affairs Division in Canada. It provides information about the impact of polls on politics and opinion.
This site, authored by Pentti Routio at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, provides in-depth information about quantitative analysis.
Will Hopkins, Professor, Sports Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, authored this site that explains quantitative research design.
for Survey Researchers
Although this site is a commercial site that sells software, it provides some valuable information about survey research. A number of well-known firms use this software and company to do survey research. The fact that these companies choose "The Survey System" established the credibility of the information.
This is an online presentation about research that Nancy Whelchel, Coordinator for Survey Research at the office of University Planning and Analysis at the University of North Carolina, has created to provide basic information about survey research.
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