2. The Contemporary Standardized Survey Interview for Social Research

  1. Frederick G. Conrad PhD2 and
  2. Michael F. Schober PhD3
  1. Nora Cate Schaeffer PhD and
  2. Douglas W. Maynard

Published Online: 29 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470183373.ch2

Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future

Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future

How to Cite

Schaeffer, N. C. and Maynard, D. W. (2007) The Contemporary Standardized Survey Interview for Social Research, in Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future (eds F. G. Conrad and M. F. Schober), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470183373.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  2. 3

    New School for Social Research, New York, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  1. Some of the research reported here was supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Center Grant R24 HD047873), by the National Institute on Aging (Center Grant P30 AG017266 and the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: Tracking the Life Course P01 AG021079), by the University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology, by the University of Wisconsin Center for Demography of Health and Aging, by grants from the Graduate School Research Committee to Schaeffer and Maynard, and by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC). Nora Cate Schaeffer and Douglas W. Maynard are coinvestigators on the WLS Supplement “Cognition and Interaction in Surveys of Older Adults.” Collaborators are Jennifer Dykema (UWSC), Dana Garbarski (Department of Sociology), and Cabell Gathman (Department of Sociology).

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471786276

Online ISBN: 9780470183373

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Keywords:

  • Standardized Survey Interviewing;
  • question-by-question specifications;
  • interviewer follow-up behavior

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Survey Research Interview

  • Standardization in the Survey Interview

  • Data

  • Paradigmatic and Nonparadigmatic Question–Answer Sequences

  • Conversational Practices within the Standardized Interview

  • Actions of Interviewers and Respondents

  • Reports in Standardized Interviewing

  • Reports that Mitigate: Uncertainty and Generalization

  • Reports that Quantify

  • Discussion

  • Appendix: Transcribing Conventions

  • References