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Method and Meaning in Polls and Surveys

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674060432

Publication Date: 03/11/2011


232 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 line illustrations, 30 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Polls and Surveys, Methods and Meanings
  • 1. Ordinary Questions, Survey Questions, and Policy Questions
  • 2. The Primordial Distinction between Open and Closed Attitude Questions
  • 3. Interpretive Survey Research: Why Questions
  • 4. Artifacts Are in the Mind of the Beholder
  • 5. The Survey World and Other Worlds
  • 6. Hunting a Social Science Snark
  • Conclusion: A Brief Look Back at Methods and Meanings, Surveys and Polls
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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