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Advances in Comparative Survey Methods. Multinational, Multiregional, and Multicultural Contexts (3MC). Wiley Series in Survey Methodology

  • ID: 4412662
  • Book
  • 1136 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Covers the latest methodologies and research on international comparative surveys with contributions from noted experts in the field

Advances in Comparative Survey Methodology examines the most recent advances in methodology and operations as well as the technical developments in international survey research. With contributions from a panel of international experts, the text includes information on the use of Big Data in concert with survey data, collecting biomarkers, the human subject regulatory environment, innovations in data collection methodology and sampling techniques, use of paradata across the survey lifecycle, metadata standards for dissemination, and new analytical techniques.

 This important resource:

  • Contains contributions from key experts in their respective fields of study from around the globe
  • Highlights innovative approaches in resource poor settings, and innovative approaches to combining survey and other data
  • Includes material that is organized within the total survey error framework
  • Presents extensive and up–to–date references throughout the book

Written for students and academic survey researchers and market researchers engaged in comparative projects, this text represents a unique collaboration that features the latest methodologies and research on global comparative surveys.

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Notes on contributors


Chapter 1: The Promise and Challenge of 3MC ResearchTimothy P. Johnson, Beth–Ellen Pennell, Ineke Stoop, and Brita Dorer

Chapter 2: Improving Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Comparability (3MC) Using the Total Survey Error (TSE) ParadigmTom W. Smith

Chapter 3: Addressing Equivalence and Bias in Cross–cultural Survey Research within a Mixed Methods FrameworkJose–Luis Padilla, Isabel Benítez, and Fons J. R. van de Vijver

Section 1: Sampling Approaches

Chapter 4: Innovative Sample Designs Using GIS TechnologyStephanie Eckman, Kristen Himelein, and Jill Dever

Chapter 5: Within–household Selection of RespondentsAchim Koch

Section 2: Cross–cultural Questionnaire Design and Testing

Chapter 6: Overview of Questionnaire Design and TestingJulie de Jong, Brita Dorer, Sunghee Lee, Ting Yan, and Ana Villar

Chapter 7: Sensitive Questions in Comparative SurveysAnna Andreenkova and Debra Javeline

Chapter 8: Implementing a Multinational Study of Questionnaire DesignHenning Silber, Tobias H. Stark, Annelies G. Blom, and Jon A. Krosnick

Chapter 9: Using Anchoring Vignettes to Correct for Differential Response Scale Usage in 3MC SurveysMengyao Hu, Sunghee Lee and Hongwei Xu

Chapter 10: Conducting Cognitive Interviewing Studies to Examine Survey Question ComparabilityKristen Miller

Chapter 11: Setting up the Cognitive Interview Task for Non–English Speaking Participants in the U.S.Hyunjoo Park and Patricia L. Goerman

Chapter 12: Working Towards Comparable Meaning of Different Language Versions of Survey Instruments: Do Monolingual and Bilingual Cognitive Testing Respondents Help to Uncover the Same Issues?Patricia L. Goerman, Mikelyn Meyers, Mandy Sha, Hyunjoo Park, and Alisu Schoua–Glusberg

Chapter 13: Examining the Comparability of Behavior Coding Across CulturesTimothy P. Johnson, Allyson L. Holbrook, Young Ik Cho, Sharon Shavitt, Noel Chavez, and Saul Weiner

Section 3: Languages, Translation and Adaptation 

Chapter 14: How to Choose Interview Language in Different CountriesAnna Andreenkova

Chapter 15: Can the Language of Survey Administration Influence Respondent s Answers?Emilia Peytcheva

Chapter 16: Documenting the Survey Translation and Monitoring ProcessDorothée Behr, Steve Dept, and Elica Krajceva

Chapter 17: Preventing Differences in Translated Survey Items using the Survey Quality PredictorDiana Zavala–Rojas, Willem Saris, and Irmtraud Gallhofer

Section 4: Mixed Mode and Mixed Methods

Chapter 18. The Design and Implementation of Mixed Mode SurveysEdith D. de Leeuw, Z. Tuba Suzer–Gurtekin, and Joop Hox

Chapter 19: Mixed Mode Surveys: Design, Estimation and Adjustment MethodsZ. Tuba Suzer–Gurtekin, Richard Valliant, Steven G. Heeringa, Edith D. de Leeuw

Chapter 20: Mixed Methods in a Comparative Context: Technology and New Opportunities for Social Science ResearchNathalie E. Williams and Dirgha J. Ghimire

Section 5: Response Styles

Chapter 21: Cross–cultural Comparability of Response Patterns of Subjective Probability QuestionsSunghee Lee, Florian Keusch, Norbert Schwarz, Mingnan Liu, and Z. Tuba Suzer–Gurtekin

Chapter 22: Response Styles in Cross–cultural SurveysMingnan Liu, Z. Tuba Suzer–Gurtekin, Florian Keusch, and Sunghee Lee

Chapter 23: Examining Translation and Respondents Use of Response Scales in 3MC SurveysTing Yan and Mengyao Hu

Section 6: Data Collection Challenges and Approaches

Chapter 24: Data Collection in Cross–national and International Surveys: Regional Case StudiesKristen Cibelli Hibben, Beth–Ellen Pennell, Sarah M. Hughes, Yu–chieh Lin, and Jennifer Kelley

Chapter 25: Survey Data Collection in sub–Saharan Africa (SSA): Challenges, Strategies, and OpportunitiesSarah M. Hughes and Yu–chieh Lin

Chapter 26: Survey Challenges and Strategies in the Middle East and Arab Gulf RegionsJustin Gengler, Kien Trung Le, and David Howell

Chapter 27. Data Collection in Cross–national and International Surveys: Latin America and the CaribbeanJ. Daniel Montalvo, Mitchell A. Seligson, and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister

Chapter 28: Survey Research in India and ChinaCharles Q. Lau, Ellen Marks, and Ashish Kumar Gupta

Chapter 29. Best Practices for Panel Maintenance and RetentionNicole Watson, Eva Leissou, Heidi Guyer, and Mark Wooden

Chapter 30: Collection of Biomeasures in a Cross–national Setting: Experiences in SHARELuzia M. Weiss, Joseph W. Sakshaug, and Axel Börsch–Supan

Chapter 31: Multinational Event History Calendar InterviewingYfke P. Ongena, Marieke Haan, and Wil Dijkstra

Chapter 32: Ethical Considerations in the Total Survey Error ContextJulie A. J. de Jong

Chapter 33: Linking Auxiliary Data to Survey Data, Ethical and Legal Challenges in Europe and the U.S.Kirstine Kolsrud, Linn–Merethe Rod, and Katrine U. Segadal

Section 7: Quality Control and Monitoring

Chapter 34: Organizing and Managing Comparative SurveysLesli Scott, Peter Ph. Mohler, and Kristen Cibelli Hibben

Chapter 35: Case Studies on Monitoring Interviewer Behavior in International and Multinational SurveysZeina Mneimneh, Lars Lyberg, Sharan Sharma, Mahesh Vyas, Dhananjay Bal Sathe, Frederic Malter,  and Yasmin Altwaijri

Chapter 36: New Frontiers in Detecting Data FabricationMichael Robbins

Section 8: Nonresponse

Chapter 37: Comparing Nonresponse and Nonresponse Biases in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural ContextsJames Wagner and Ineke Stoop

Chapter 38: Geographic Correlates of Nonresponse in California: A Cultural Ecosystems PerspectiveMatt Jans, Kevin McLaughlin, Joseph Viana, David Grant, Royce Park, and Ninez A Ponce

Chapter 39: Additional Languages and RepresentativenessOliver Lipps and Michael Ochsner

Section 9: Multi–group Analysis

Chapter 40: Measurement Invariance in International Large–scale Assessments: Integrating Theory and MethodDeana Desa, Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Ralph Carstens, and Wolfram Schulz

Chapter 41: Approximate Measurement InvarianceKimberley Lek, Daniel Oberski, Eldad Davidov, Jan Cieciuch, Daniel Seddig, and Peter Schmidt

Section 10: Harmonization, Data Documentation and Dissemination

Chapter 42: Data Harmonization, Data Documentation and DisseminationPeter Granda

Chapter 43: Basic Principles of Survey Data RecyclingKazimierz M Slomczynski and Irina Tomescu–Dubrow

Chapter 44: Survey Data Harmonization and the Quality of Data Documentation in Cross–national SurveysMarta Kolczynska and Matthew Schoene

Chapter 45: Identification of Processing Errors in Cross–national SurveysOlena Oleksiyenko, Ilona Wysmu³ek, and Anastas Vangeli

Chapter 46: Item Metadata as Controls for Ex–Post Harmonization of International Survey ProjectsMarta Kolczynska and Kazimierz M. Slomczynski

Chapter 47: The Past, Present and Future of Statistical Weights in International Survey Projects: Implications for Survey Data HarmonizationMarcin W. Zielinski, Przemek Powalko, and Marta Kolczynska

Section 11: Looking Forward

Chapter 48: Prevailing Issues and the Future of Comparative SurveysLars Lyberg, Lilli Japec, and Can Tongur


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Timothy P. Johnson
Beth–Ellen Pennell
Ineke A. L. Stoop
Brita Dorer
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