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Survey Components and Design 
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Major Contributors to the   Development of Survey Research 1)  US Census Bureau – Most widely known for the decennial census,  however, the Census Bureau routinely conducts sample surveys to collect  current demographic data. The Bureau has made major contributions in the  area of sampling and data collection. 2)  Commercial Polling Companies – Such as Gallup, Harris Interaction,  marketing and political polling. Their surveys are usually large and they often  perform secondary data analysis. 3)  Academia – Most contributions include creative data analysis methods,  modeling* and the application of experimental methods to social problems,  such as health status, economics, leadership and quality of life *(a representation or description of something that aids in understanding a  phenomena or problem) 
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Survey Components Sample Questionnaire Data Collection Method Coding Analysis Description
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Criteria for Research Questions and  Hypothesis Research questions Guide study design Should be clear and concise Should be grounded in research or observation May be stated as objectives, e.g., the purpose of this study . . .
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2010 for the course SOC 481 taught by Professor Burris during the Summer '09 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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