My book, The Problem with Survey Research, is reviewed by Professor Floyd Fowler and, using his own words, I’ve titled his review:
“No Informed Person Would Dispute His Core Premise”
[P]resent[s] evidence . . . that the topic, the ways questions are worded, the mode of data collection, and . . . askers themselves, affect answers in ways that clearly imply error.
[C]riticizes researchers for ignoring or downplaying known sources of error such as biased and undefined sample frames and low response rates. . . . also criticizes researchers who use monetary incentives (“bribes”) to improve response rates
[E]xtensively footnoted and referenced
No informed person would dispute his core premise that there is plenty of error in surveys that . . . can produce distorted results [emphasis added].
—Floyd J. Fowler, Jr., Contemporary Sociology, Sept. 2014, vol. 43, no. 5, 660-62