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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC221H5
Professor
Jayne Baker
Semester
Winter

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Lecture March 11, 2013 Surveys Possible Errors in Survey Research 1. Interviewer error in asking a question.  Asking questions in person/over the phone  Introduces possibility of human error when researcher involves researcher and participant  Structured interview: An interview in which all respondents are asked exactly the same questions in the same order with the aid of a formal interview schedule. (adapted from Bryman, Bell, and Teevan 2012) o Promotes standardization, reduces human error.  Interview schedule: list of questions 2. Interviewer error in recording information.  Hard to keep track of information when interview schedule isn’t followed 3. Misunderstanding on the part of the interviewee (“respondent”).  Reduce chances of respondent not understanding the question (by testing out your question)  Pilot study: smaller-scale version of the original research design, conducted among a sub-sample 4. Biases caused by the ascribed (innate) characteristics of the interviewers and/or the respondents.  Inter
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