How to Conduct Your Own Survey

  • Filename: how-to-conduct-your-own-survey.
  • ISBN: 0471012734
  • Release Date: 1994-11-10
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Priscilla Salant
  • Publisher: Wiley



A nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting your own professional-quality surveys without paying professional fees. How can you gauge public support for a cause or test the market for a product or service? What are the best methods for validating opinions for use in a paper or dissertation? A well-documented survey is the answer. But what if you don't have thousands of dollars to commission one? No problem. How to Conduct Your Own Survey gives you everything you need to do it yourself! Without any prior training, you can learn expert techniques for conducting accurate, low-cost surveys. In step-by-step, down-to-earth language, Priscilla Salant and Don A. Dillman give you the tools you need to: * Determine which type of survey is best for you * Estimate the cost of your survey * Conduct mail, telephone, and face-to-face surveys * Draw accurate samples * Write effective questionnaires * Compile and report results * Avoid common survey errors * Find reliable outside assistance * And much more

How to conduct your own survey

  • Filename: how-to-conduct-your-own-survey.
  • ISBN: 0471012734
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Priscilla Salant
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc



A nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting your own professional-quality surveys without paying professional fees. How can you gauge public support for a cause or test the market for a product or service? What are the best methods for validating opinions for use in a paper or dissertation? A well-documented survey is the answer. But what if you don't have thousands of dollars to commission one? No problem. How to Conduct Your Own Survey gives you everything you need to do it yourself! Without any prior training, you can learn expert techniques for conducting accurate, low-cost surveys. In step-by-step, down-to-earth language, Priscilla Salant and Don A. Dillman give you the tools you need to: * Determine which type of survey is best for you * Estimate the cost of your survey * Conduct mail, telephone, and face-to-face surveys * Draw accurate samples * Write effective questionnaires * Compile and report results * Avoid common survey errors * Find reliable outside assistance * And much more

How to Conduct Surveys

  • Filename: how-to-conduct-surveys.
  • ISBN: 141291423X
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 109
  • Author: Arlene Fink
  • Publisher: SAGE



This ever-popular book continues to offer readers a practical, step-by-step guide to organizing surveys. The Third Edition: - Includes fully-updated examples and references on such topics as computer-assisted and interactive surveys, survey data analysis techniques, sampling techniques and reporting results; - Features new topics, such as using the Internet for surveying; - Provides readers with links to exemplary 'surveys in practice'.

Survey Research Methodology 1990 1999

  • Filename: survey-research-methodology-1990-1999.
  • ISBN: 1593114109
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Graham Walden
  • Publisher: IAP



Covers the survey research literature of the 1990s, with 617 annotations averaging over 200 words each, and with a 20-page subject index.

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats A Step by Step Guide for Buyers and Owners

  • Filename: surveying-fiberglass-sailboats-a-step-by-step-guide-for-buyers-and-owners.
  • ISBN: 0070442487
  • Release Date: 1994-01-01
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Author: Henry Mustin
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Since the late 1950s, when the first "plastic" sailboat shocked the New York Boat Show, fiberglass boatbuilding has gone through classic growing pains. Longtime yacht broker and marine surveyor Henry Mustin has seen it all: the slow acceptance of those early, heavy boats; the market boom of the lighter boats of the 1970s; the "boat pox" scare of the 1980s; and the continued lack of industry standards that makes buying and owning a fiberglass boat an adventure. In Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats Mustin explains what to watch for in a used sailboat from each era, and how to ferret out the hidden defects in any boat. He shows how to estimate the cost of repairs and the value of a boat. And he addresses the question: When is a fiberglass boat too used up to save? Mustin's part-by-part look at hull, deck, rig, and machinery is both a minicourse for transforming used-boat shopping from a game of craps to a science, and the first step in a holistic boat maintenance program. His discussion of the significance of cracks found in aging hulls and decks is the most thorough in print. He is not shy in assessing the lack of regulation of professional surveyors, nor does he shrink from pointing a finger at shoddy building practices. Having a used boat surveyed is a critical prelude to buying it. Yet a professional survey is expensive--several hundred dollars. Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats will enable you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat. The inside story on surveying fiberglass boats. No sailor should be without it. Praise for Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: "A concisely written primer for sailors considering purchasing a used boat, preparing for extended cruising, or seeking guidelines for an ongoing maintenance program. . . . Mustin is adept at distilling often highly involved subjects, so you should be able to learn the fundamentals of evaluating a vessel's major structures, systems, and equipment."--SAIL "Thoroughly studying this book will enable you to inspect your own boat, identify problems and formulate an effective maintenance program. Plus, if you plan to buy either a used or new fiberglass sailboat, this book should help you reduce your cost."--Ensign ". . . long-time professional boat surveyor Mustin shares his experience in a compact, easy-to-reference handbook . . . This slender volume provides the foundation for a holistic boat maintenance program, making it as valuable for owners as it is for buyers."--Rhode Island Boating I would like to have had Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats . . . when I was in the market for a boat . . . Mustin takes prospective buyers on a detailed tour of boat materials, structures, rigging systems and construction techniques, illustrating . . . the potential weaknesses to watch out for--anything from blisters and stress cracks to corrosion."--Grand Rapids Press

Conducting Online Surveys

  • Filename: conducting-online-surveys.
  • ISBN: 9781412992251
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Valerie M. Sue
  • Publisher: SAGE



This book addresses the needs of researchers who want to conduct surveys online. Issues discussed include sampling from online populations, developing online and mobile questionnaires, and administering electronic surveys, are unique to digital surveys. Others, like creating reliable and valid survey questions, data analysis strategies, and writing the survey report, are common to all survey environments. This single resource captures the particulars of conducting digital surveys from start to finish.

The Challenge of Effective Speaking in a Digital Age

  • Filename: the-challenge-of-effective-speaking-in-a-digital-age.
  • ISBN: 9781285974354
  • Release Date: 2014-02-11
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Rudolph F. Verderber
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



All the skills you need to know to become a confident speaker and conquer speaking anxiety are thoroughly covered in THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, 16E. A pioneer in the field, this best seller guides you through six key Speech Planning Action Steps: topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research (including appropriate use of Internet resources), organization (with an emphasis on outlining), presentational aids (and how to avoid succumbing to death by PowerPoint), and language and delivery. The new edition also includes many online tools, such as videos of student speeches accompanied by Interactive Video Activities that help develop and strengthen public speaking skills. Grounded in the latest research, this new edition is an exceptional resource for creating and delivering speeches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Handbook for Social Science Field Research

  • Filename: a-handbook-for-social-science-field-research.
  • ISBN: 9781412916813
  • Release Date: 2006-01-24
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Ellen Perecman
  • Publisher: SAGE



A Handbook for Social Science Field Research: Essays & Bibliographic Sources on Research Design and Methods provides both novice and experienced scholars with valuable insights to a select list of critical texts pertaining to a wide array of social science methods useful when doing fieldwork. Through essays on ethnography to case study, archival research, oral history, surveys, secondary data analysis, and ethics, this refreshing new collection offers "tales from the field" by renowned scholars across various disciplines.

How to Conduct Surveys A Step by Step Guide

  • Filename: how-to-conduct-surveys-a-step-by-step-guide.
  • ISBN: 9781452286259
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Arlene Fink
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



The Fifth Edition of Arlene Fink's best-selling How to Conduct Surveys guides readers through the process of developing their own rigorous surveys and evaluating the credibility of surveys created by others. Offering practical, step-by-step advice and written in the same clear and accessible style as her other works, author Arlene Fink centers her guidance on choosing the appropriate type of survey, writing survey questions and responses, formatting the survey, deciding on the characteristics and numbers of respondents to include, determining the frequency of surveying respondents, and analyzing and reporting the results. The Fifth Edition pays particular attention to the internet and online surveys, considering best practices and techniques for developing a thorough and effective survey.

Research and Fieldwork in Development

  • Filename: research-and-fieldwork-in-development.
  • ISBN: 9781134110742
  • Release Date: 2014-12-08
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Daniel Hammett
  • Publisher: Routledge



Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods. Each chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical basis of research methods, reflects upon their practice and outlines appropriate analysis techniques. The text also provides a cutting edge focus on the role of new media and technologies in conducting research. The final chapters return to a set of broader concerns in development research, providing a new and dynamic set of engagements with ethics and risk in fieldwork, integrating methods and engaging development research methods with knowledge exchange practices. Each chapter is supported by several case studies written by global experts within the field, documenting encounters and experiences and linking theory to practice. Each chapter is also complimented by an end of chapter summary, suggestions for further reading and websites, and questions for further reflection and practice. The text critically locates development research within the field of international development to give an accessible and comprehensive introduction to development research methods. This book provides an invaluable overview to the practice of international development research and serves as an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate student embarking of development fieldwork. It is supported by online resources including extended bibliographies for each chapter, example risk and ethic forms, example policy briefing notes, research reports, links to websites and data sources.

Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

  • Filename: designing-and-conducting-business-surveys.
  • ISBN: 9781118447918
  • Release Date: 2013-07-01
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Ger Snijkers
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Designing and Conducting Business Surveys provides a coherent overview of the business survey process, from start to finish. It uniquely integrates an understanding of how businesses operate, a total survey error approach to data quality that focuses specifically on business surveys, and sound project management principles. The book brings together what is currently known about planning, designing, and conducting business surveys, with producing and disseminating statistics or other research results from the collected data. This knowledge draws upon a variety of disciplines such as survey methodology, organizational sciences, sociology, psychology, and statistical methods. The contents of the book formulate a comprehensive guide to scholarly material previously dispersed among books, journal articles, and conference papers. This book provides guidelines that will help the reader make educated trade-off decisions that minimize survey errors, costs, and response burden, while being attentive to survey data quality. Major topics include: • Determining the survey content, considering user needs, the business context, and total survey quality • Planning the survey as a project • Sampling frames, procedures, and methods • Questionnaire design and testing for self-administered paper, web, and mixed-mode surveys • Survey communication design to obtain responses and facilitate the business response process • Conducting and managing the survey using paradata and project management tools • Data processing, including capture, editing, and imputation, and dissemination of statistical outputs Designing and Conducting Business Surveys is an indispensable resource for anyone involved in designing and/or conducting business or organizational surveys at statistical institutes, central banks, survey organizations, etc.; producing statistics or other research results from business surveys at universities, research organizations, etc.; or using data produced from business surveys. The book also lays a foundation for new areas of research in business surveys.

SPEAK

  • Filename: speak.
  • ISBN: 9781285077055
  • Release Date: 2013-11-04
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Rudolph Verderber
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Be Your Own Boss Start a Business

  • Filename: be-your-own-boss-start-a-business.
  • ISBN: 9781552707111
  • Release Date: 2015-06-04
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Learn2succeed.com Incorporated
  • Publisher: Productive Publications



Where to get an idea for starting a business and find out if it can make money. Learn about the legal forms of business; how to set objectives and begin operations. Computer hardware and software that can help you get off to a flying start. The basics of online and offline advertising and easy ways to create a Web site and sell online. How write a business plan.

Credible Checklists and Quality Questionnaires

  • Filename: credible-checklists-and-quality-questionnaires.
  • ISBN: 9780124104495
  • Release Date: 2013-08-22
  • Number of pages: 102
  • Author: Chauncey Wilson
  • Publisher: Newnes



Credible Checklists and Quality Questionnaires starts off with an examination of the critical but commonly overlooked checklist method. In the second chapter, questionnaires and surveys are discussed. Asking questions sounds simple, but the hard truth is that asking questions (and designing questionnaires) is a difficult task. This chapter discusses being mindful of the choice of words, order of questions and how early questions influence later questions, answer scales and how they impact the user response, questionnaire design, and much more. The final chapter provides examples of some common questionnaires (both free and fee-based) for assessing the usability of products. After reading this book, readers will be able to use these user design tools with greater confidence and certainty.

The Challenge of Effective Speaking

  • Filename: the-challenge-of-effective-speaking.
  • ISBN: 9780495502173
  • Release Date: 2007-10-12
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Rudolph Verderber
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Do you want to ace your public speaking course? All you need to know, including all of the skills that will help you become a confident speaker and conquer speaking anxiety, are thoroughly covered in THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, 14e. A favorite with students, this best seller guides you through six key Speech Planning Action Steps. The result? You’ll learn how to prepare and deliver strong speeches that get you good grades in your public speaking course! You’ll be guided through topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research (including appropriate use of Internet resources), organization (with an emphasis on outlining), and language and delivery. The new 14th edition of this nationwide best seller also including many online tools, including videos of actual student speeches accompanied by Interactive Video Activities that help you develop and strengthen your public speaking skills. Authors Rudy and Kathie Verderber, together with new coauthor Deanna D. Sellnow, have grounded this new edition with the latest research to give you an exceptional resource for creating and delivering your speeches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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