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Mission Statement of the Survey Research Methods Section




The mission of the Section on Survey Research Methods is to promote the improvement of survey practice and the understanding of survey methods by encouraging both theoretical and applied research on survey-related topics and by disseminating information on survey methods.

Areas of interest for the Section include all that employ survey methodology as a focus or as a prime tool of investigation. Of special interest are:

  • Theoretical foundations of sampling
  • Sample design and estimation
  • Nonsampling errors and data collection methods
  • Analysis and presentation of survey data
  • Education of the public and students on the importance of scientific survey research
  • Publication and dissemination of survey research findings
  • Ethics related to survey conduct and standards for survey practice

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