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New kinds of survey measurements

Lessof, Carli and Sturgis, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0003-1180-3493 (2018) New kinds of survey measurements. In: Vanette, David L. and Krosnick, Jon A., (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 165 - 173. ISBN 9783319543949

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-54395-6_22

Abstract

Across the history of survey research, advances in technology, demand by data users, and shifts in societal acceptance have afforded opportunities for new data collection modes and techniques to be applied. This chapter highlights a number of opportunities that have recently become available, some of which may be underutilized or entirely neglected in survey research. Technologies such as smartphones, GPS trackers, activity monitors, social media profiles and posts, digital cameras, and even more broadly the Internet of Things provide exciting opportunities for researchers to collect new, diverse, and potentially rich forms of data. However, as this chapter points out, concerns about research ethics, respondent burden, non-response and data quality must also be considered.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 11:29
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 01:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101927

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