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by Howard Schuman

Free eBook Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys: Experiments on Question Form, Wording, and Context (Quantitative studies in social relations) download ISBN: 0126313504
Author: Howard Schuman
Publisher: Academic Pr (October 1, 1981)
Language: English
Pages: 370
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Questions and Answers i. The ten primary chapters are based on survey methods journal articles written by the authors and their colleagues. The book discusses the following topics

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Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys: Experiments on Question Form, Wording, and Context. By Howard Schuman and Stanley Presser. New York: Academic Press, 1981. Anne Permaloff (a1). Auburn Universityat Montgomery.

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Comprehensive in its coverage, Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys covers such issues as question order and response order effects; the lack of overlap between respondent-generated categories for open-ended questions and the closed categories generated by research, even with extensive pre-testing with open questions; the effects of explicitly offering respondents a "don't know" or a middle opinion alternative; attitude strength and its relation to reliability; and issues of wording tone.

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Kazijora
This is a useful historical reference for those who design and use questionnaires in their research. Schuman and Presser's book summarizes research through the 1980s on how different question wording and question ordering can affect the results of survey research. The ten primary chapters are based on survey methods journal articles written by the authors and their colleagues. The book discusses the following topics:

- Effects of different question orderings
- Effects of ordering response options in different ways
- Open versus closed questions
- "Don't know" responses of various forms
- Asking balanced questions that do not favor one response over another
- Survey participant passivity and acquiescence
- The perceived "tone" of survey questions

The book is recommended for survey researchers who think carefully about the unanticipated effects question wording can have on their survey data. The research has become dated, so should be supplemented by current articles in journals by the American Association for Public Opinion Research and other related professional organizations. Readers looking for a more current single source on the same topic may prefer Bradburn, Sudman and Wansink's Asking Questions: The Definitive Guide to Questionnaire Design -- For Market Research, Political Polls, and Social and Health Questionnaires.
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Although this is just a reprint of the book by the same name published back in 1981, it's still a classic on survey research methodology. If you think writing a good survey is easy, you really need to take a look at this book. The table of contents include: 1) Scope and Method, 2) Question Order and Response Order, 3) Open Versus Closed Questions, 4) The Assessment of No Opinion, 5) The Fine Line Between Attitudes and Nonattitudes, 6) Measuring a Middle Position, 7) Balance and Imbalance in Questions, 8) The Acquiescence Quagmire, 9) Passionate Attitudes: Intensity, Centrality, and Committed Action, 10) Attitude Strength and the Concept of Crystallization, 11) Tone of Wording, 12) Some Final Thoughts on Survey Research and Research on Surveys