Second International Conference on Telephone Survey Methodology
In 1987, the 1st International Conference on Telephone Survey
Methodology was held in Charlotte, NC. The conference generated
a widely read book on telephone survey methodology (Groves,
Biemer, Lyberg, Massey, Nicholls and Waskberg, 1989). Although
that book continues to be a standard reference for many professionals,
the rapid changes in telecommunications and in telephone survey
methodology over the past 15 years make the volume increasingly
dated. Considerable research has occurred since 1987, including
myriad advances in random telephone sampling, often in response
to changes in the telecommunications system.
The goal of this second conference will be to bring together
survey researchers and practitioners concerned with telephone
survey methodology and practice in order to stimulate research
papers that (1) contribute to the science of measuring and/or
reducing errors attributable to weaknesses in telephone survey
design, (2) provide documentation of current practices, and
(3) stimulate new ideas for further research and development.
Other topics are included in the list
of substantive areas.