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Interviewers’ Deviations in Surveys

Impact, Reasons, Detection and Prevention

by Peter Winker (Volume editor) Natalja Menold (Volume editor) Rolf Porst (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings XII, 233 Pages

Summary

Survey data are used in many disciplines including Social Sciences, Economics and Psychology. Interviewers’ behaviour might affect the quality of such data. This book presents the results of new research on interviewers’ motivation and behaviour. A substantial number of contributions address deviant behaviour, methods for assessing the impact of such behaviour on data quality and tools for detecting faked interviews. Further chapters discuss methods for preventing undesirable interviewer effects. Apart from specific methodological contributions, the chapters of the book also provide a unique collection of examples of deviant behaviour and its detection – a topic not overly present in literature despite its substantial prevalence in survey field work. The volume includes 13 peer reviewed papers presented at an international workshop in Rauischholzhausen in October 2011.

Details

Pages
XII, 233
ISBN (PDF)
9783653025965
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631637159
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (May)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. XII, 236 pp., 31 tables, 16 graphs

Biographical notes

Peter Winker (Volume editor) Natalja Menold (Volume editor) Rolf Porst (Volume editor)

Peter Winker is professor of statistics and econometrics at the University Gießen. Natalja Menold is a senior researcher at the Center for Survey Design & Methodology at the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim. Rolf Porst was a senior researcher at the Center for Survey Design & Methodology at the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim until he retired in 2012.

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