The quest for representative survey samples

Authored by: Laura Stoker , Andrew McCall

The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behaviorand Public Opinion

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138890404
eBook ISBN: 9781315712390
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Survey research is in the midst of an era of extraordinary new developments and challenges. People have increasingly moved away from having landline telephones to having mobile phones or no phone at all, which poses new challenges for all aspects of telephone surveying. Response rates continue to deteriorate for face-to-face (FTF) and – especially – telephone surveys. Webbased surveying is booming, with platforms proliferating and the use of nonprobability samples on the rise.

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