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20 January 2006

Questionnaire Design: The Weak Link?

Sebastian Bauhoff

In a 3-day conference at IQSS, Jon Krosnik is currently presenting chapters of a forthcoming 'Handbook of Questionnaire Design: Insights from Social and Cognitive Psychology'. Applied social scientists have put a lot of effort into improving research methods once the data is collected. However some of the evidence that Krosnik discusses shows that those efforts may be frustrated: getting the data may be a rather weak link in the chain of research.

Everyone who collected data themselves will know about those issues. The Handbook might be good way to get a structured review and facilitate more throrough thinking.

PS: The conference is this years' Eric M. Mindich 'Encounters with Authors' symposium. An outline is here.

Posted by Sebastian Bauhoff at 6:00 AM