305 ch 10 survey research

305 ch 10 survey research - Selectingatopic...

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1 Steps of the Research Process   Selecting a topic Reviewing the literature Focusing the question; Forming hypotheses Designing a study (selecting methods, developing  measurements and selecting samples) Collecting data Analyzing data  Interpreting findings Informing others of your findings
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2 Steps in Conducting a Survey Develop a hypotheses. Decide on type of survey: mail, on-line,  interview, telephone, or self-administered. Write survey questions. Decide on response categories. Design the layout.
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Steps in Conducting a Survey…cont Plan how to record the data. Pilot test survey instrument. Decide on the target population. Obtain or build a sampling frame. Decide on sample size. Select a sample. 3
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Steps in Conducting a Survey…cont Locate the respondents. Conduct interviews or administer surveys. Carefully record data. Enter the data into computers. Recheck for errors. 4
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Steps in Conducting a Survey…cont Perform data analysis. Describe methods and findings in report. Present findings to others for critique and  evaluation. Describe methods and findings in report. Present findings to others for critique and  evaluation. 5
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6 Writing Questions Avoid using jargon, slang, or abbrevs  Avoid ambiguity, confusion, and vagueness. Avoid emotional language and prestige bias. Avoid double-barreled questions. Avoid leading questions.
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Writing Questions Avoid difficult questions. Avoid false premises. Avoid asking about future intentions. Avoid double negatives. Avoid overlapping or unbalanced response  categories. 7
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8 Advantages of Closed Questions Closed category questions are quicker and easier to  answer. The answers are easier for the social work researcher to  compare, code, and analyze. The categories may clarify the exact meaning of the 
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