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Dominique Joye, Christof Wolf, Tom W. Smith & Yang-chih Fu

In: The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology

Chapter 1: Survey Methodology: Challenges and Principles

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Survey Methodology: Challenges and Principles
Survey methodology: challenges and principles
Dominique JoyeChristof WolfTom W. SmithYang-chih Fu
INTRODUCTION

There are a lot of reasons to publish a new handbook of survey methodology. Above all, the field of survey methodology is changing quickly in the era of the Internet and globalization. Furthermore, survey methodology is becoming an academic discipline with its own university programs, conferences, and journals. However, survey methodology could also be seen as a bridge between disciplines, resting on the shared methodological preoccupations between specialists of very different fields. These are some of the challenges we are addressing here.

Discussing the actual practices in many contexts is an invitation to think in a global perspective, along two directions. On the one hand, surveys are realized today all around ...

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