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Designing and conducting health surveys : a comprehensive guide

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat24194
Aday, Lu Ann. (3rd ed.) --San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass , 2006.
Call Number
WA 20.5 A221d 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 20.5 A221d 2006
Author
Aday, Lu Ann
Other Authors
Corelius, Llewellyn J
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
518 p.
ISBN
97807875605
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Surveys - methods
Research Design
Data Collection - methods
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43972
Michel Oris, Caroline Roberts, Dominique Joye, Michèle Ernst Stähli, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2016.
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Access
Open access
Location
Online
This open access book details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such p…
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Other Authors
Oris, Michel
Roberts, Caroline
Joye, Dominique
Ernst Stähli, Michèle
Responsibility
Michel Oris, Caroline Roberts, Dominique Joye, Michèle Ernst Stähli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 244 p. 23 illus.)
Series Vol.
v. 3
Series Title
Life course research and social policies
ISBN
9783319241579
9783319241555 (Print ed.)
9783319241562 (Print ed.)
9783319795867 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2211-7776
Subjects (MeSH)
Demography
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys - methods
Risk Factors
Vulnerable Populations
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This open access book details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such populations as the elderly, migrants, widows and widowers, couples facing breast cancer, employees and job seekers, displaced workers, and teenagers during their transition to adulthood. In addition, one essay discusses the rationale for the use of life history calendars in studying social and psychological vulnerability while another records the difficulty the authors faced when trying to set-up an online social network to collect relevant data. Overall, this book demonstrates the importance to have, from the very beginning, a dialogue between specialists of survey methods and the researchers working on social dynamics across the life span. It will serve as an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in gathering and analyzing data on vulnerable individuals and populations in order to construct longitudinal data bases and properly target social policies.
Contents
Surveying Human Vulnerabilities Across the Life Course: Balancing Substantive and Methodological Challenges -- Representation of Vulnerability and the Elderly. A Total Survey Error Perspective on the VLV Survey -- Adapting Quantitative Survey Procedures: The Price for Assessing Vulnerability? Lessons from a Large-Scale Survey on Aging and Migration in Switzerland -- Vulnerability Following a Critical Life Event: Temporary Crisis or Chronic Distress? A Psychological Controversy, Methodological Considerations, and Empirical Evidence -- A Survey of Couples Facing Breast Cancer in Women -- Career Pathways and Professional Transitions: Preliminary Results from the First Wave of a 7-Year Longitudinal Study -- How to Survey Displaced Workers in Switzerland: Ways of Addressing Sources of Bias -- Using Life History Calendars to Survey Vulnerability -- Studying Youth Transitions Through a Social Network: First Impressions -- Attrition in the Swiss Household Panel: Are Vulnerable Groups more Affected than Others?
Access
Open access
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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