The term survey refers to a sampling, or partial collection, of facts, figures, or opinions.

Further Reading

  • Bulmer, M; Warwick, D.P. 1983. ‘‘Social Research in Developing Countries: Surveys and Censuses in the Third World.’’ Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Casley, D. J.; Lury, D.A. 1987. ‘‘Data Collection in Developing Countries.’’ Oxford University Press.
  • Clegg, Frances. 1990. ‘‘Simple Statistics: a course book for the social sciences.’’ Cambridge University Press.
  • Cochran, William G. 1977. ‘‘Sampling Techniques.’’ Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Converse, J.M; Presser, S. 1987. ‘‘Survey Questions: Handcrafting the Standardised Questionnaires.’’ London: Sage Publications.
  • Czaja, R.; Blair, J. 1996. ‘‘Designing Surveys: a guide to decisions and procedures.’’ Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.
  • de Vaus, D.A. 1991. ‘‘Surveys in Social Science.’’ London: UCL Press.
  • Freund, J. E. 1988. ‘‘Modern elementary statistics.’’ London: Pearson.
  • Hoinville, G.; Jowell, R. et al. 1977. ‘‘Survey research Practice.’’ Surrey: Gower.
  • Maclean, M; Genn, H. 1979 ‘‘Methodological Issues in Social Surveys.’’ London: Macmillan Press.
  • Marsh, C. 1982. ‘‘The survey method: the contribution of surveys to sociological explanation.’’ Crows Nest, NSW: George Allen and Unwin.
  • Moser, C; Kalton, G. 1971. ‘‘Survey Methods in social investigation.’’ Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • De Vaus, D. 1991. ‘‘Surveys in social research.’’ London: UCL press.
  • Mukherjee, C.; Wuyts, M. 1998. “Thinking with quantitative data,” in: Thomas, A. Chataway; M. Wuyts (eds.) 1998. ‘‘Finding out fast: investigative skills for policy and development.’’ London: Open University and Sage Publications.
  • Nichols, P. 1991. “Social survey methods: a field guide for development workers,” ‘‘Development Guidelines,’’ No.6. Oxford: Oxfam.
  • Owen, F.; Jones, R. 1994. ‘‘Statistics.’’ Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press.
  • Poate, C. D.; Daplyn, P. F. 1993. ‘‘Data for Agrarian Development.’’ Cambridge University Press.
  • Rowntree, Derek. 1991. ‘‘Statistics Without Tears: a primer for non-mathematicians.’’ London: Penguin.