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Questionnaire Design, 3rd Edition by Ian Brace

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International surveys

Introduction

This chapter looks at the issues relating to international surveys. The term ‘international’ is used to mean a study that is being carried out in one or more countries different to that of the originator. This can include multinational studies that cover many countries, or it could be a study in one country only.

There are many issues regarding coordination of fieldwork and analysis that will not be gone into in depth here, except in so far as they impinge upon the writing of the questionnaire. Similarly, reporting issues will not be discussed in detail here.

International surveys encounter all of the issues discussed in previous chapters, together with a number of unique problems. In the home country, ...

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