Monthly Archives: July 2014

Reduce Reliance on Survey Research

We need to reduce reliance on survey research because of what I call, “The Problem” with survey research; which is: answers to questions are not reliable.  When you only have answers to questions–and that’s all survey researchers have–it’s impossible for … Continue reading

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Translate Survey Research Questions into Statements that Can be Verified

One way to reduce reliance on survey research is to translate survey research questions into statements that can be checked or verified by observation, content analysis, and other–as I call them in Part 6 of The Problem with Survey Research–“proper” … Continue reading

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Definition of Survey Research

In my book, The Problem with Survey Research, I define “survey research” as “any procedure or instrument that asks questions of respondents” (p. xv).   I’ve now concluded that this definition needs to be revised because it does not account for … Continue reading

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