Margins of Error: A Study of Reliability in Survey Measurement
John Wiley & Sons, 2007. gada 9. jūl. - 416 lappuses
Enhance the quality of survey results by recognizing and reducing measurement errors.
Margins of Error: A Study of Reliability in Survey Measurement demonstrates how and hwy identifying the presence and extent of measurement errors in survey data is essential for improving the overall collection and analysis of the data. The author outlines the consequences of ignoring survey measurement errors and also discusses ways to detect and estimate the impact of these errors. This book also provides recommendations of improving the quality of survey data.
Logically organized and clearly written, this book:
In conjunction with research data gathered on nearly 500 survey measures and the application of an empirical approach grounded in classical measurement theory, this book discusses the sources of measurement error and provides the tools necessary for improving survey data collection methods.
Margins of Error enables statisticians and researchers in the fields of public opinion and survey research to design studies that can detect, estimate, and reduce measurement errors that may have previously gone undetected. This book also serves as a supplemental textbook for both undergraduate and graduate survey methodology courses.
1.5. rezultāts no 84.
But little effort has been undertaken to quantify the extent of unreliability in the types of measures typically used in population surveys to help us assess the extent of its biasing effects. To be blunt, our knowledge about the nature ...
Even social indicators that are more often thought to directly assess concepts of interest, e.g., variables like education, or income, or race, are not free of specification errors. Clearly, the ability to define concepts precisely in a ...
The linkage between scientific theories and scientific measurement is therefore rarely traced backward, specifying constructs entirely in terms of what can be assessed at the operational level. Still, it is clearly possible for ...
Thus, we argue that one of the biggest challenges for survey research is to figure out how and why survey measurement works, but also to assess when it does not work. One of the greatest potential impediments to the meaningful ...
In this and subsequent chapters I discuss the issue of obtaining useful information in surveys and the problem of assessing the extent of measurement error and the factors that contribute to such errors.