chapter 8 notes for HLTA10

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Published on 26 Apr 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTB15H3
Health Studies
Section 3; Chapter 8.1
Survey Methods
The Survey
Social surveys aim to measure attitudes, knowledge and behavior and to collect
information as accurately and precisely as possible
Descriptive surveys describe populations, study associations between variables, and
establish trends
Longitudinal surveys are conducted more than once
oAim to analyze cause and effect relationships
Survey is a method of collecting information, from a sample of the population of
interest usually by personal interviews, postal or other self-completion questionnaire
methods, or diaries
Descriptive and Analytic Surveys
Descriptive
oCan be designed to measure certain phenomena (events, behavior, attitudes)
in the population of interest
oInformation is collected from a sample population of interest and descriptive
measured are calculated
oCan be known as cross-sectional
Analytic
oAims to investigate causal associations between variables
oKnown as longitudinal surveys and are carried out at more than one point in
time
Objectives of surveys
oTo estimate certain population parameters
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 social surveys aim to measure attitudes, knowledge and behavior and to collect information as accurately and precisely as possible.  descriptive surveys describe populations, study associations between variables, and establish trends. Longitudinal surveys are conducted more than once: aim to analyze cause and effect relationships.  survey is a method of collecting information, from a sample of the population of interest usually by personal interviews, postal or other self-completion questionnaire methods, or diaries.  descriptive: can be designed to measure certain phenomena (events, behavior, attitudes) in the population of interest, information is collected from a sample population of interest and descriptive measured are calculated, can be known as cross-sectional.  analytic: aims to investigate causal associations between variables, known as longitudinal surveys and are carried out at more than one point in time.  objectives of surveys: to estimate certain population parameters www. notesolution. com.

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