Data Collection (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

Data Collection (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

By: W. Paul Vogt (editor)Hardback

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Insufficient attention to collecting data is often to blame when a research project founders. So how can we avoid, at best, redoing the research and at worst, scrapping the project due to a lack of sufficient data? Data collection is the foundation of high quality research, but it is often given less attention than later steps in a research project, such as coding and analyzing data. The first step in implementing a research design is collecting the data. You first have to take care to gather appropriate types of and amount of data, because making adjustments later in the project can be prohibitive. This major work focuses on this neglected aspect of the research process. It is divided into five main sections that correspond to the broad types of research design and their associated sampling methods. The five categories of research design used to organize the selection are: 1. Surveys 2. Interviews 3. Experiments 4. Observations, including ethnographic 5. Archival and public sources of data In each of the five sections, quantitative and qualitative data collection is discussed because each of these design types can be used to collect either or both types of data.

About Author

W. Paul Vogt is Emeritus Professor of Research Methods and Evaluation at Illinois State University where he won both teaching and research awards. He specializes in methodological choice and program evaluation and is particularly interested in ways to integrate multiple methods. His other books include: Tolerance & Education: Learning to Live with Diversity and Difference (Sage Publications, 1998); Quantitative Research Methods for Professionals (Allyn & Bacon, 2007); Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations (coedited with Walter Stephan, Teachers College Press, 2004). He is also editor of four 4-volume sets in the series, Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods: Selecting Research Methods (2008); Data Collection (2010); Quantitative Research Methods (2011); and, with Burke Johnson, Correlation and Regression Analysis (2012).His most recent publications include the coauthored When to Use What Research Design (2012) and Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2014).


VOLUME 1 Section 1: What Counts as Relevant Data? Reconceptualizing Knowledge Accumulation in Sociology - Andrew Abbott The Elephant in the Living Room: Or extending the conversation about the politics of evidence - Norman Denzin Comparative Perspectives and Competing Explanations: Taking on the newly configured reductionist challenge to sociology - Troy Duster Neurological Imaging as Evidence in Political Science - Dustin Tingley History of and in Sociology - Charles Tilly What has Sociology to Contribute to the Study of Inequality Trends? A historical and comparative perspective - Thomas DiPrete The Imagination and Social Life - Jacqueline Adams Naturalistic Inquiry and the Saturation Concept - Glenn Bowen Replication Standards for Quantitative Social Science - Jeremy Freese Improving Data Quality: Actors, incentives, and capabilities - Yoshiko Herrera and Devesh Kapur VOLUME 2 Section 2: Data Collection in Survey Research Section 2a: Survey Sampling for Data Collection Participatory Survey Research - Emilio Parrado et al An Empirical Test of Respondent-Driven Sampling - Cyprain Wejnert Longitudinal Research at the Turn of the Century - Vilma Ortiz and Estella Godinez Ballon Nonresponse Rates and Nonresponse Bias in Household Surveys - Robert Groves Section 2b: Measurement in Survey Data Collection Limitations of Stranger-Interviewers in Rural Kenya - Alexander Weinreb Measuring Induced Abortion in Mexico: A comparison of four methodologies - Diana Lara et al Meta-Analysis of Randomized Response Research - Gerty Lensvelt-Mulders et al Sample Surveys with Sensitive Questions: A nonrandomized response approach - Ming Tan et al Section 3: Interview Methods for Collecting Data Section 3a: Eliciting Useful Responses (Data) in Interview Research What to do With 'I Don't Know:' Elicitation in ethnographic and survey interviews - Hilary Parsons Dick The Great Interview: 25 strategies for studying people in bed - Joseph Hermanowicz Collecting Data from Elites and Ultra Elites: Telephone and face-to-face interviews with macroeconomists - Neil Stephens Section 3b: Multiple Formats for Interview Data Collection Eliciting Managers' Personal Values: An adaptation of the laddering interview method - Humphrey Bourne and Mark Jenkins Learning in Focus Groups: An analytical dimension for enhancing focus group research - Victoria Wibeck et al Fieldworker or Foreigner? Ethnographic interviewing in nonnative languages - Michaela Winchatz Condom Semiotics: Meaning and condom use in rural Malawi - Iddo Tavory and Ann Swidler Section 3c: Coding Interview Data Analyzing Interview Data: The development and evolution of a coding system - Cynthia Weston et al Intercoder Reliability for Validating Conclusions Drawn From Open-Ended Interview Data - Karen Kurasaki Problematics of Grounded Theory: Innovations for developing an increasingly rigorous qualitative method - Jason Adam Wasserman et al VOLUME 3 Section 4: Experiments and Data Collection Section 4a: Varieties of Experimental Data Gathering 'Economic Man' in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies - Joseph Henrich et al The False Enforcement of Unpopular Norms - Robb Willer et al Reasons and Inclusion: The foundation of deliberation - Erik Schneiderhan and Shamus Khan Experimental Ethnography: The marriage of qualitative and quantitative research - Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang Section 4b: Collecting Data in Survey Experiments An Experimental Comparison of Methods of Measuring Ethnicity - Tom Smith Does Race Matter n Neighborhood Preferences? Results from a video experiment - Maria Krysan et al Insiders, outsiders, and the editing inconsistent survey data - Mariano Sana and Alexander Weinreb Section 4c: Alternatives to Randomized Control Trials for Gathering Data Grades of evidence: Variability in quality of findings in effectiveness studies of complex field interventions - Madhabi Chatterji Addressing self-selection bias in quasi-experimental evaluations of whole-school reform - Robert Bifulco Ethics, data-dependent designs, and the strategy of clinical trials: time to start learning as we go? - C. R. Palmer Observing the counterfactual? The search for political experiments in nature - Gregory Robinson et al Section 5: Data Collection in Observational Research Section 5a: Varieties of Observational Experience People in Paces - Robert Zussman Towards the Necessity of a New Interactive Approach Integrating Ethnology, Ecology, and Ethology in the Study of the Relationship between Kyrgyz Stockbreeders and Wolves - Nicolas Lescureux Studying the New Media - Howard Becker Section 5b: Collecting Data Using New Media A Collective Ethnographer: Fieldwork experience in the Brazilian Northeast - Lygia Sigaud Fieldnotes in Team Ethnography: Researching complementary schools - Angela Cresse et al Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication - Angela Cora Garcia et al Qualitative Research on Adolescents Risk Using E-Mail: A methodological assessment - Richard Hessler et al Putting Social Context into Text: The semiotics of e-mail interaction - Daniel Menchik and Xiaoli Tian Section 5c: Participant Observation for Collecting Data Participant Observation in the Era of 'Ethnography' - Herbert Gans Observer Behavior as a Source of Reactivity: Describing and quantifying observer effects in a large-scale observational study of police - Richard Spano L'Intervention Sociologique after 25 Years: Can it translate into English? - Kevin McDonald Bias as a Research Strategy in Participant Observation: The case of intergroup conflict - John Drury and Clifford Stott VOLUME 4 Section 6: Collecting Data from Archival Sources Section 6a: How to Evaluate Documents When Collecting Data The File Drawer Problem in Reliability Generalization - Ryan Howell and Alan Shields Repositioning Documents in Social Research - Lindsay Prior Section 6b: Data Collection with Computerized Content Analysis Lexical Cohesion Analysis of Political Speech - Beata Beigman Klebanov et al On the State of Economic Content in Sociology - Richard Anderson-Connolly Section 6c: Archival Sources for History of the Social Sciences The Ethnographic Turn: Fact, fashion, or fiction? - Rebecca Culyba et al Section 6d: Collecting Data Using Public Media Finding Collective Events: Sources, searches, timing - Gregory Maney and Pamela Oliver Characteristics of Medical Research News Reported on Front Pages of Newspapers - William Yuk Yeu Lai and Trevor Lane 'Entering the Blogosphere': Some strategies for using blogs in social research - Nicholas Hookway Section 6e: Obtaining Data from Public Statistical Archives The Official Statistics Olympic Challenge: Wider, deeper, quicker, better, cheaper - D. Tim Holt America is Changing, and So is the Census: The American community survey - Nancy Torrieri Tracking Official Development Assistance for Reproductive Health in Conflict-Affected Countries - Preeti Patel et al Section 7: Collecting Data Ethically Section 7a: General Overviews of Research Ethics A Historical Interpretation of Deceptive Experiments in American Psychology - C.D. Herrera Ethics and the Broader Rethinking/Reconceptualization of Research as a Construct - Yvonna Lincoln and Gaile Cannella Section 7b: Governance and Ethics Review Boards Ethics Creep: Governing social science research in the name of ethics - Kevin Haggerty Research Ethics Review and the Sociological Research Relationship - Adam Hedgecoe Section 7c: Ethics while Gathering Data with a Variety of Designs The Art and Politics of Covert Research: Doing 'situated ethics' in the field - David Calvey The Ethical Challenges of Field Research in Conflict Zones - Elisabeth Jean Wood The Politics of Names: Rethinking the methodological and ethical significance of naming people, organizations, and places - Katja Guenthe After the Interview - Carol Warren et al Ethics in Qualitative Research and Evaluation - Ian Shaw Random Assignment and Informed Consent: A case study of multiple perspectives - Robert Walker et al

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