Stafford, Frank P. 2010. "Panel Surveys: Conducting Surveys Over Time." In Handbook of Survey Research, Second Edition edited by Peter V. Marsden and James D. Wright. Bingley, UK : Emerald.
"The Handbook of Survey Research, Second Edition" builds on its widely-recognized 1983 predecessor by updating its previous historical account of the development of survey research and the evolution of social science before going on to examine new and expanded usages of survey research during the past half century. Editors Peter Marsden (Harvard University) and James D. Wright (University of Central Florida), long-time editor of Elsevier's Social Science Research, have created an authoritative reference book and an excellent starting point for anyone requiring a broad examination of the field. Detailed chapters include: sampling; measurement; questionnaire construction and question writing; survey implementation and management; survey data analysis; special types of surveys; and integrating surveys with other data collection methods. This handbook is distinguished from other texts by its greater comprehensiveness and depth of coverage including topics such as measurement models, the role of cognitive psychology, surveying networks, and cross-national/cross-cultural surveys. Timely and relevant it includes materials that are only now becoming highly influential topics.
Dedication. List of Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements Part 1: Introduction and Overview. 1. Survey Research and Social Science: History, Current Practice and Future Prospects - James D. Wright and Peter V. Marsden. 2. Overview of Design Issues: Total Survey Error - Paul P. Biemer. 3. Legal and Human Subjects Considerations in Surveys - Constance F. Citro. Part 2: Survey Sampling. 4. Sampling Theory - Martin Frankel. 5. Fundamentals of Applied Sampling - Thomas Piazza. 6. Applied Sampling for Large-Scale Multistage Area Probability Designs - Rachel Harter, Stephanie Eckman, Ned English and Colm O'Muircheartaigh. 7. Sample Size, Optimum Allocation, and Power Analysis - Kenneth C. Land and Hui Zheng. 8. Analysis of Data from Complex Surveys - Richard T. Campbell and Michael L. Berbaum. Part 3: Survey Measurement. 9. Question and Questionnaire Design - Jon A. Krosnick and Stanley Presser. 10. The Psychology of Survey Response - Roger Tourangeau and Norman M. Bradburn. 11. Measurement Models for Survey Research - George W. Bohrnstedt. 12. How Good is Survey Measurement? Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Survey Measures - Duane F. Alwin. Part 4: Survey Data Collection. 13. Interviewers and Interviewing - Nora Cate Schaeffer, Jennifer Dykema and Douglas W. Maynard. 14. Telephone Surveys - Paul J. Lavrakas. 15. Mail Surveys and Paper Questionnaires - Chase H. Harrison. 16. Internet Surveys - Mick P. Couper and Michael Bosnjak. 17. Mixed-Mode Surveys - Don A. Dillman and Benjamin L. Messer. 18. Managing Survey Research Projects - John M. Kennedy, John Tarnai and James G. Wolf. Part 5: Preparing, Augmenting and Disseminating Survey Data. 19. Survey Nonresponse - John Dixon and Clyde Tucker. 20. Missing Data - Paul D. Allison. 21. Linking Administrative and Survey Data - Julia Lane. 22. Surveys and Geographic Information Systems - Frank M. Howell and Jeremy R. Porter. 23. Archiving, Documentation, and Dissemination - Mary B. Vardigan and Peter Granda Part 6: Special Types of Surveys. 24. Surveying Across Nations and Cultures - Tom W. Smith. 25. Panel Surveys: Conducting Surveys Over Time - Frank P. Stafford. 26. Analyzing Data from Repeated Surveys - Glenn Firebaugh. 27. Surveys in Applied Social Research - Timothy P. Johnson and James D. Wright. 28. Survey Experiments - Steven L. Nock and Thomas M. Guterbock. Index