Frontiers in Sociology and Social Research

Understanding Survey Methodology

Sociological Theory and Applications

Editors: Brenner, Philip S. (Ed.)

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  • Applies a sociological lens to survey methodology
  • Draws a road map forward for a cohesive paradigm in the “sociological aspects of surveymethodology”
  • Highlights research on a variety of social issues of current interest
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This volume ambitiously applies sociological theory to create an understanding of aspects of survey methodology. It focuses on the interplay between sociology and survey methodology: what sociological theory and approaches can offer to survey research and vice versa. The volume starts with a focus on direct connections between sociological theories and their applications in survey research. It further presents cutting-edge, original research that applies the “sociological imagination” to substantive concerns important to sociologists, survey methodologists, and social scientists and includes issues such as health, immigration, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and criminal justice.

About the authors

Philip Brenner is a sociologist at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he works in the fields of survey methodology, health research, social psychology, and the sociology of religion. Brenner is particularly interested in the measurement of normative or socially-desirable behaviors, like church attendance and physical activity and exercise. His research has focused on the reasons survey respondents overreport these behaviors; that is, why they claim that they exercise when they don't or why they report that they attend church or pray more often than they do.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Why Survey Methodology Needs Sociology and Why Sociology Needs Survey Methodology

    Pages 1-11

    Brenner, Philip S.

  • Towards Survey Response Rate Theories That No Longer Pass Each Other Like Strangers in the Night

    Pages 15-44

    Dillman, Don A.

  • Advancing Theories of Socially Desirable Responding: How Identity Processes Influence Answers to “Sensitive Questions”

    Pages 45-65

    Brenner, Philip S.

  • Culture and Response Behavior: An Overview of Cultural Mechanisms Explaining Survey Error

    Pages 67-86

    Silber, Henning (et al.)

  • Translating Lessons from Status Characteristics and Expectation States Theory to Survey Methods

    Pages 87-112

    Manago, Bianca

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Survey Methodology
Book Subtitle
Sociological Theory and Applications
Editors
  • Philip S. Brenner
Series Title
Frontiers in Sociology and Social Research
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47256-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47256-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47255-9
Series ISSN
2523-3424
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 346
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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