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IPSY 8202 Survey Research Methods: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

IPSY 8202 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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American Psychological Association. (1993). Guidelines for providers of psychological services to ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations. American Psychologist, 48(1), 45–48.

American Psychological Association. (2003). Guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists. American Psychologist, 58(5), 377–402.

Christian, L. M., Dillman, D. A., & Smyth, J. D. (2007). Helping respondents get it right the first time: The influence of words, symbols, and graphics in web surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly, 71(1), 113–125.

Currin, L. et al (2007). The use of guidelines for dissemination of “best practice” in primary care of patients with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40(5), 476–479.

Groves, R. M., Presser, S., & Dipko, S. (2004). The role of topic interest in survey participation decisions. Public Opinion Quarterly, 68(1), 2–31.

Heerwegh, D. (2005). Effects of personal salutations in e-mail invitations to participate in a web survey. Public Opinion Quarterly, 69(4), 588–598.

Heerwegh, D., & Loosveldt (2006). An experimental study on the effects of personalization, survey length statement, progress indicators, and survey sponsor logos in web surveys. Journal of Official Statistics, 22(2), 191–210.

Holbrook, A. L., Krosnick, J. A., Moore, D., and Tourangeau, R. (2007). Response order effects in dichotomous categorical questions presented orally: The impact of question and respondent attributes. Public Opinion Quarterly, 71(3), 325–348.

Krosnick, J. (1999). Survey research. Annual Review of Psychology, 50, 537-567.

Krosnick, J. A., et al. (2002). The impact of ‘no opinion’ response options on data quality: Non-attitude reduction or invitation to satisfice? Public Opinion Quarterly, 66(3), 371-403.

Kreuter, F., Presser, S., & Tourangeau, R. (2008). Social desirability bias in CATI, IVR, and web surveys: The effects of mode and question sensitivity. Public Opinion Quarterly, 72(5), 847–865.

Messick, S. (1995). Validity of psychological assessment: Validation of inferences from persons' responses and performances as scientific inquiry into score meaning. American Psychologist, 50(9), 741–749.

Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2002). Why can’t we all get along? Towards a framework for unifying research paradigms. Education, 122(3), 518–530.

Porter, S. R. & Whitcomb, M. E. (2007). Mixed-mode contacts in web surveys: Paper is not necessarily better. Public Opinion Quarterly, 71(4), 635–648.

Porter, S. R. & Whitcomb, M. E. (2005). Non-response in student surveys: The role of demographics, engagement, and personality. Research in Higher Education, 46(2), 127–151.

Schaeffer, E. M., Krosnick, J. A., Langer, G. E., & Merkle, D. M. (2005). Comparing the quality of data obtained by minimally balanced and fully balanced attitude questions. Public Opinion Quarterly, 69(3), 417–428.

Schafer, J. L. & Graham, J. W. (2002). Missing data: Our view of the state of the art. Psychological Methods, 7(2), 147–177.

Solomon, F. M. et al. (2009). Evaluating a national dissemination approach: The National Cancer Institute’s clinical trials education program. Journal of Cancer Education, 24(1), 49–57.

Stueve, A., O’Donnell, L. N., Duran, R., San Doval, A., & Blome, J. (2001). Time-space sampling in minority communities: Results with young Latino men who have sex with men. American Journal of Public Health, 91(6), 922–926.

Ward, E., Disch, W. B., Levy, J., & Schensul, J. J. (2004). Perception of HIV/AIDS risk among urban, low-income senior housing residents. AIDS Education and Prevention, 16(6), 571–588.

Westaby, J. D. (2006). How different survey techniques can impact consultant recommendations: A scientist-practitioner study comparing two popular methods. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 58(4), 195–205.

Other Readings

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