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Hard-to-Survey Populations

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Roger Tourangeau, Tom W. Smith, Mary H. Mulry, Owen Abbott, Garnett Compton, Lars Lyberg, Mathew Stange, Janet Harkness, Peter Mohler, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Lilli Japec, Yashwant Deshmukh, Jennifer Kelley, Patty Maher, James Wagner, Dan Tomlin, Zeina N. Mneimneh, William G. Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire, Kristen L. Cibelli, Mohammad Salih Alkaisy, Mollyann Brodie, Claudia Deane, Elizabeth C. Hamel, Melissa Herrmann, Eran Ben-Porath, Irene Glasser, Eric Hirsch, Anna Chan, Cecily C. Kelleher, Brigid Quirke, Ineke Stoop, Douglas S. Massey, Laurie Schwede, Rodney Terry, Jennifer Hunter Childs, Sinéad Hanafin, Anne Marie Brooks, Gillian Roche, Bairbre Meaney, Sally Malam, Eric Emerson, Ian Davies, Sandra H. Berry, Patrick P. Gunn, Timothy P. Johnson, Allyson L. Holbrook, Keith Atterberry, Graham Kalton, Sunghee Lee, Richard Valliant, Steve Heeringa, Pierre Lavallée, Robert Graham Clark, Robert Templeton, Tyler H. McCormick, Tian Zheng, Steve Thompson, Doug Evans, A. Rupa Datta, Ting Yan, Ides Nicaise, Ingrid Schockaert, Marieke Haan, Yfke Ongena, Yuling Pan, Stephen Lubkemann, Timothy P. Olson, Arturo Vargas, Jerome D. Williams, Kirsten Becker, Nate Orr, Judy Perlman
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  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107031357

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  • Surveys are used extensively in psychology, sociology and business, as well as many other areas, but they are becoming increasingly difficult to conduct. Some segments of the population are hard to sample, some are hard to find, others are hard to persuade to participate in surveys, and still others are hard to interview. This book offers the first systematic look at the populations and settings that make surveys hard to conduct and at the methods researchers use to meet these challenges. It covers a wide range of populations (immigrants, persons with intellectual difficulties, and political extremists) and settings (war zones, homeless shelters) that offer special problems or present unusual challenges for surveys. The team of international contributors also addresses sampling strategies including methods such as respondent-driven sampling and examines data collection strategies including advertising and other methods for engaging otherwise difficult populations.

    • Presents a clear conceptual framework for thinking about the different factors that make a population hard to survey
    • Features many practical suggestions and case studies in conducting surveys with difficult populations and in difficult settings
    • An international perspective with a wealth of information on how researchers around the world have tried to cope with the problem of hard-to-survey populations
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    "The challenge of doing research with rare and difficult to find populations is shared across all sectors of the research industry. This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of methods specifically designed to meet that challenge."
    Reg Baker, Senior Consultant, Market Strategies International

    "Hard- to-Survey Populations fills a key gap in the survey methods literature. It will be relied upon by both novices and experts."
    Stanley Presser, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107031357
    • length: 676 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.47kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus. 1 map 54 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Defining hard-to-survey populations
    2. Hard-to-survey populations in comparative perspective
    3. Measuring undercounts for hard-to-survey groups
    4. Counting and estimating hard-to-survey populations in the 2011 Census
    5. A review of quality issues associated with studying hard-to-survey populations
    Part II. Conducting Surveys in Difficult Settings:
    6. Disaster research: surveying displaced populations
    7. Conducting surveys in areas of armed conflict
    8. Interviewing in disaster-affected areas: lessons learned from post-Katrina surveys of New Orleans residents
    9. Reaching and enumerating homeless populations
    10. 'Where are our costumes?': The All Ireland Traveller Health Study - our Geels 2007–11
    Part III. Conducting Surveys with Special Populations:
    11. Representing the populations: what general social surveys can learn from surveys among specific groups
    12. Surveying cultural and linguistic minorities
    13. Challenges to surveying immigrants
    14. Ethnographic evaluations on coverage of hard-to-count minorities in US decennial censuses
    15. Methodological and ethical issues arising in carrying out research with children and young people
    16. Challenges in the first ever national survey of people with intellectual disabilities
    17. Conducting research on vulnerable and stigmatized populations
    18. Surveying political extremists
    Part IV. Sampling Strategies for the Hard to Survey:
    19. Probability sampling methods for hard-to-sample populations
    20. Recent developments of sampling hard-to-survey populations: an assessment
    21. Indirect sampling for hard-to-reach populations
    22. Sampling the Māori population using proxy screening, the Electoral Roll, and disproportionate sampling in the New Zealand Health Survey
    23. Network-based methods for accessing hard-to-survey populations using standard surveys
    24. Link-tracing and respondent-driven sampling
    Part V. Data Collection Strategies for the Hard to Survey:
    25. Use of paid media to encourage 2010 Census participation among the hard to count
    26. The hard to reach among the poor in Europe: lessons from Eurostat's EU-SILC survey in Belgium
    27. Tailored and targeted designs for hard-to-survey populations
    28. Standardization and meaning in the survey of linguistically diversified populations: insights from the ethnographic observation of linguistic minorities in 2010 Census interviews
    29. Mobilizing hard-to-survey populations to participate fully in censuses and surveys
    30. Finding the hard to reach and keeping them engaged in research.

  • Editors

    Roger Tourangeau, Westat Research Organisation, Maryland
    Roger Tourangeau is a Vice President at Westat.

    Brad Edwards, Westat Research Organisation, Maryland
    Brad Edwards is a Vice President and Deputy Area Director at Westat.

    Timothy P. Johnson, University of Illinois, Chicago
    Timothy P. Johnson is Director of the Survey Research Laboratory and Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

    Kirk M. Wolter, University of Chicago
    Kirk M. Wolter is Executive Vice President, NORC at the University of Chicago and Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago.

    Nancy Bates, US Census Bureau
    Nancy Bates is a Senior Researcher for Survey Methodology at the US Census Bureau.

    Contributors

    Roger Tourangeau, Tom W. Smith, Mary H. Mulry, Owen Abbott, Garnett Compton, Lars Lyberg, Mathew Stange, Janet Harkness, Peter Mohler, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Lilli Japec, Yashwant Deshmukh, Jennifer Kelley, Patty Maher, James Wagner, Dan Tomlin, Zeina N. Mneimneh, William G. Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire, Kristen L. Cibelli, Mohammad Salih Alkaisy, Mollyann Brodie, Claudia Deane, Elizabeth C. Hamel, Melissa Herrmann, Eran Ben-Porath, Irene Glasser, Eric Hirsch, Anna Chan, Cecily C. Kelleher, Brigid Quirke, Ineke Stoop, Douglas S. Massey, Laurie Schwede, Rodney Terry, Jennifer Hunter Childs, Sinéad Hanafin, Anne Marie Brooks, Gillian Roche, Bairbre Meaney, Sally Malam, Eric Emerson, Ian Davies, Sandra H. Berry, Patrick P. Gunn, Timothy P. Johnson, Allyson L. Holbrook, Keith Atterberry, Graham Kalton, Sunghee Lee, Richard Valliant, Steve Heeringa, Pierre Lavallée, Robert Graham Clark, Robert Templeton, Tyler H. McCormick, Tian Zheng, Steve Thompson, Doug Evans, A. Rupa Datta, Ting Yan, Ides Nicaise, Ingrid Schockaert, Marieke Haan, Yfke Ongena, Yuling Pan, Stephen Lubkemann, Timothy P. Olson, Arturo Vargas, Jerome D. Williams, Kirsten Becker, Nate Orr, Judy Perlman

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