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Zeina N. Mneimneh, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Jennifer Kelley & Kristen Cibelli Hibben

In: The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology

Chapter 13: Surveys in Societies in Turmoil

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Surveys in Societies in Turmoil
Surveys in societies in turmoil
Zeina N. MneimnehBeth-Ellen PennellJennifer KelleyKristen Cibelli Hibben

Turmoil caused by armed conflicts and natural disasters afflict many countries around the world resulting in tremendous demographic, social, economic, and health consequences. Measuring these impacts, assessing community needs, and guiding and evaluating aid and other interventions require the collection of timely and reliable information about the affected populations. One of the most commonly used methods for collecting such information is survey research. However, conducting surveys in such contexts is fraught with challenges throughout the survey lifecycle, including sample design and selection, questionnaire development and pretesting, data collection, ethical considerations, and data dissemination. This chapter provides researchers with a set of principles that address some of the challenges faced ...

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