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Le, Kien T.; Pancratz, Stacy; Diop, Abdoulaye – Field Methods, 2019
The Gulf Cooperation Council is a regional cooperation of six Middle Eastern countries--Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. A common feature of these countries is the existence of many group quarters, usually called labor camps, a term used to refer to housing accommodations for unskilled migrants where…
Descriptors: Housing, Migrants, Surveys, Sampling
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Daum, Thomas; Buchwald, Hannes; Gerlicher, Ansgar; Birner, Regina – Field Methods, 2019
One challenge of collecting socioeconomic data, such as data on time-use, is recall biases. While time-use researchers have continuously developed new methods to make data collection more accurate and easy, these methods are difficult to use in developing countries, where study participants may have low literacy levels and no clock-based concepts…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Data Collection
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Eisner, Léïla; Clémence, Alain; Roberts, Caroline; Joost, Stéphane; Theler, Jean-Marc – Field Methods, 2019
A key challenge in the design of effective survey questionnaires is to write questions that respondents can understand consistently. Recommendations in the questionnaire design literature propose the use of respondents' own terminology to facilitate comprehension and the response process. In this article, we propose an innovative questionnaire…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Biodiversity, Test Construction, Questionnaires
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Almquist, Zack W.; Arya, Sakshi; Zeng, Li; Spiro, Emma – Field Methods, 2019
Online platforms offer new opportunities to study human behavior. However, while social scientists are often interested in using behavioral trace data--data created by a user over the course of their everyday life--to draw inferences about users, many online platforms only allow data to be sampled based on user activities (leading to data sets…
Descriptors: Sampling, Data, Internet, Behavior
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Dykema, Jennifer; Assad, Nadia; Sanchez-Diettert, Griselle; Elver, Kelly; Stevenson, John – Field Methods, 2019
Best practices in mail survey design advise personalizing correspondence, but most research predates the use of address-based sampling (ABS) in which a householder's name either cannot be matched to an address or may be matched incorrectly. Further, recent evidence casts doubt on the effectiveness of personalization. The current study examines the…
Descriptors: Response Rates (Questionnaires), Mail Surveys, Letters (Correspondence), Sampling
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Lipps, Oliver – Field Methods, 2019
Specific interviewer characteristics, interviewer continuity, or matching interviewer and household characteristics may increase cooperation, especially for difficult-to-convince households. In face-to-face surveys, unobserved heterogeneity often makes a proper analysis of interviewer effects impossible. Although surveys conducted in telephone…
Descriptors: Interviews, Telephone Surveys, Cooperation, Participant Characteristics
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Brenner, Philip S. – Field Methods, 2019
In today's survey climate, many individuals doubt the legitimacy of survey invitations. Phishing, an Internet-based fraud that tricks users into disclosing private information, has the potential to further erode the perceived legitimacy of e-mailed survey invitations and harm cooperation. However, no study has tested the effect of phishing on…
Descriptors: Response Rates (Questionnaires), Experiments, Credibility, Deception
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Placek, Caitlyn D.; Srinivas, Vijaya; Jayakrishna, Poornima; Madhivanan, Purnima – Field Methods, 2019
Informant accuracy is a pervasive issue in the social sciences and persists through the ongoing use of self-report measures of behaviors that are subject to recall errors. The current study reports findings from methods we used to measure substance use among adolescents in South India. We used a repeated-measures, mixed-methods design that began…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Social Science Research, Accuracy
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Scanlon, Paul J. – Field Methods, 2019
Web, or online, probing has the potential to supplement existing questionnaire design processes by providing structured cognitive data on a wider sample than typical qualitative-only question evaluation methods can achieve. One of the practical impediments to the further integration of web probing is the concern of survey managers about how the…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Response Style (Tests), Test Items
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Caretta, Martina Angela; Pérez, María Alejandra – Field Methods, 2019
Transactional validity, a common approach in participatory research, is attained when preliminary analyses of research results are discussed with research participants and their feedback is incorporated in the analysis. Member checking is one way of achieving transactional validity, which has been heralded as a stronger version of validity reached…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Validity, Reliability, Conflict
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Lewis, Taylor; Gorsak, Mark; Yount, Naomi – Field Methods, 2019
This article presents results from an experiment conducted during the web-based 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to evaluate an automated refusal conversion strategy whereby a sample of individuals was given the opportunity to opt out from the survey and stop receiving additional e-mail reminders. Before being added to the unsubscribe…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Government Employees, Federal Government, Automation
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Rojon, Céline; McDowall, Almuth; Saunders, Mark N. K. – Field Methods, 2019
This article examines and appraises a novel approach for generating shared group constructs through aggregative analysis: the application of Honey's aggregation procedure to repertory grid technique (RGT) data. Revisiting personal construct theory's underlying premises and adopting a social constructivist epistemology, we argue that, while…
Descriptors: Administrators, Professional Personnel, Job Performance, Structured Interviews
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Robbins, Michael C.; Nolan, Justin M. – Field Methods, 2019
We present a normed measure of cognitive sharing/diversity and a measure of cognitive organization that can be derived from free lists. They are useful for making cross-cultural and intracultural comparisons both within and between culturally constituted cognitive domains. An ethnographic example using data collected in rural Missouri from 40…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Novices, Expertise, Plants (Botany)
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Mavletova, Aigul; Lynn, Peter – Field Methods, 2019
The article examines two important aspects of data quality in self-completion surveys of young people, taking advantage of a unique data source: Understanding Society: the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study. Young persons aged 10-15 are asked to complete a self-administered paper questionnaire at annual intervals. The number of completed…
Descriptors: Test Items, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys
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Wutich, Amber; Brewis, Alexandra – Field Methods, 2019
Collecting data for cross-cultural research is time consuming and expensive. We report on techniques for efficient and effective cross-cultural data collection, drawn from 18 cross-cultural studies we conducted in 22 countries. We discuss research design, site selection and collaboration building, ethical review, cross-site protocol design, data…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnography, Research Design
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