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Lavrakas, Paul J.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 7,987 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HN90.P8, 300.723
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Most widely held works by Paul J Lavrakas
Telephone survey methods : sampling, selection, and supervision by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What quality control methods can be employed most effectively to structure and monitor interviews and convert refusals? What telephone numbers should be used in random digit dialing? How can eligible respondents be chosen and their cooperation secured? Addressing these and other survey issues, this completely revised edition of Telephone Survey Methods offer researchers a guide to thinking about and executing telephone surveys. From generating phone numbers to structuring the work of interviewers and supervisors, this book covers it all. New to this edition is a focus on the total survey error concept, a comparison of CATI with PAPI procedures, mixed-mode surveys, and new telecommunication technologies. In addition, the book covers such topics as how to control the sampling pool, how to identify the appropriate respondent, and how to improve on-the-job training of interviewers."--Jacket
The voter's guide to election polls by Michael W Traugott( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do!
Polling and presidential election coverage( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential polls and the news media( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most news media are "data rich but analysis poor" when it comes to election polling. Since election polls clearly have the power to influence campaigns and election postmortems, it is important that "spin" not take precedence over significance in the reporting of poll results. In this volume, experts in the media and in academe challenge the conventional approaches that most news media take in their poll-based campaign coverage. The book reports new research findings on news coverage of recent presidential elections and provides a myriad of examples of how journalists and news media executives can improve their analysis of poll data, thereby better serving our political processes
Encyclopedia of survey research methods by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the uninformed, surveys appear to be an easy type of research to design and conduct, but when students and professionals delve deeper, they encounter the vast complexities that the range and practice of survey methods present. To complicate matters, technology has rapidly affected the way surveys can be conducted; today, surveys are conducted via cell phone, the Internet, email, interactive voice response, and other technology-based modes. Thus, students, researchers, and professionals need both a comprehensive understanding of these complexities and a revised set of tools to meet the challenges. In conjunction with top survey researchers around the world and with Nielsen Media Research serving as the corporate sponsor, the Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods presents state-of-the-art information and methodological examples from the field of survey research. Although there are other "how-to" guides and references texts on survey research, none is as comprehensive as this Encyclopedia, and none presents the material in such a focused and approachable manner. With more than 600 entries, this resource uses a Total Survey Error perspective that considers all aspects of possible survey error from a cost-benefit standpoint. - Publisher
Crime stoppers : a national evaluation of program operations and effects by Dennis P Rosenbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this data collection was to answer three basic questions about the Crime Stoppers (CS) program, a program encouraging citizen involvement in averting crime and apprehending suspects. First, how does Crime Stoppers work in theory and in practice? Second, what are the opinions and attitudes of program participants toward the Crime Stoppers program? Third, how do various components of the program such as rewards, anonymity, use of informants, and media participation affect criminal justice outcome measures such as citizen calls and arrests? This collection marks the first attempt to examine the operational procedures and effectiveness of Crime Stoppers programs in the United States. Police coordinators and board chairs of local Crime Stoppers programs described their perceptions of and attitudes toward the Crime Stoppers program. The Police Coordinator File includes variables such as the police coordinator's background and experience, program development and support, everyday operations and procedures, outcome statistics on citizen calls (suspects arrested, property recovered, and suspects prosecuted), reward setting and distribution, and program relations with media, law enforcement, and the board of directors. Also available in this file are data on citizen calls received by the program, the program's arrests and clearances, and the program's effects on investigation procedure. The merged file contains data from police coordinators and from Crime Stoppers board members. Other variables include city population, percent of households living in poverty, percent of white population, number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I crimes involved, membership and performance of the board, fund raising methods, and ratings of the program ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09349
Election polls, the news media, and democracy by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime stoppers : a national evaluation by Dennis P Rosenbaum( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors related to citizen involvement in personal, household, and neighborhood anti-crime measures : an executive summary by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines current developments in citizen crime prevention programs, stressing the importance of these programs in light of anticipated governmental budget cuts for law enforcement in the 80's. C.f. P. 19
Applied qualitative research design : a total quality framework approach by Margaret R Roller( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique text provides a comprehensive framework for creating, managing, and interpreting qualitative research studies that yield valid and useful information. Examples of studies from a wide range of disciplines illustrate the strengths, limitations, and applications of the primary qualitative methods: in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, ethnography, content analysis, and case study and narrative research. Following a consistent format, chapters show students and researchers how to implement each method within a paradigm-neutral and flexible Total Quality Framework (TQF) comprising four interrelated components: Credibility, Analyzability, Transparency, and Usefulness. Unlike other texts that relegate quality issues to one or two chapters, detailed discussions of such crucial topics as construct validity, interresearcher reliability, researcher bias, and verification strategies are featured throughout. The book also addresses applications of the TQF to the writing, review, and evaluation of qualitative research proposals and manuscripts. Pedagogical Features: *Summary tables that highlight important content, such as the application of a method to vulnerable or hard-to-reach populations. *Case studies that illustrate TQF standards in practice for each method. *Guidelines for effective documentation (via thick descriptions) of each type of study. *End-of-chapter discussion topics, exercises, and suggested further reading and Web resources. *Chapters open with a preview and close with a bulleted summary of key ideas. *Extensive glossary"--
Crime prevention beliefs, policies, and practices of chief law enforcement executives : results of a national survey by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Participation and Community Crime Prevention, 1979: Chicago Metropolitan Area Survey by Paul J Lavrakas( )

4 editions published in 1984 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey was conducted as part of the Citizen Participation and Community Crime Prevention project at the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University. The project was conducted to gain a deeper understanding of the wide range of activities in which the American public engages to be secure from crime. In particular, this survey was designed to identify the scope of anti-crime activities and investigate the processes that facilitate or inhibit the public's involvement in those activities. The geographical area for the survey was defined by the ''commuting basin'' of Chicago, excluding several independent cities and their suburbs (e.g., Aurora, Waukegan, and Joliet) on the northern and western fringes of that area, and excluding all areas in Indiana. Interviewing was carried out by the Survey Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois during June through August 1979. Information was gathered on people's opinions toward safety, their involvement with crime prevention activities, and the quality of life in their neighborhoods. In addition, data were assembled from Census Bureau and police reports for each community area in which respondents lived in the years immediately preceding the survey
Citizen Participation and Community Crime Prevention, 1979 Chicago Metropolitan Area Survey by Paul J Lavrakas( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey was conducted as part of the Citizen Participation and Community Crime Prevention project at the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University. The project was conducted to gain a deeper understanding of the wide range of activities in which the American public engages to be secure from crime. In particular, this survey was designed to identify the scope of anti-crime activities and investigate the processes that facilitate or inhibit the public's involvement in those activities. The geographical area for the survey was defined by the ''commuting basin'' of Chicago, excluding several independent cities and their suburbs (e.g., Aurora, Waukegan, and Joliet) on the northern and western fringes of that area, and excluding all areas in Indiana. Interviewing was carried out by the Survey Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois during June through August 1979. Information was gathered on people's opinions toward safety, their involvement with crime prevention activities, and the quality of life in their neighborhoods. In addition, data were assembled from Census Bureau and police reports for each community area in which respondents lived in the years immediately preceding the survey.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/08086.xml
Cell phone numbers and telephone surveying in the U.S.( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors related to citizen involvement in personal, household, and neighborhood anti-crime measures by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of survey research methods( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A process and impact evaluation of the 1983-86 Neighborhood Anti-Crime Self-Help Program : summary report by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial differences and select attitudes towards race-related issues in the Chicago metropolitan area, 1990-94 by Paul J Lavrakas( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of survey research methods( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Online panel research : a data quality perspective by Mario Callegaro( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1.5.3 Probability-based panels1.5.4 Invitation-only panels; 1.5.5 Joining the panel; 1.5.6 Profile stage; 1.5.7 Incentives; 1.5.8 Panel attrition, maintenance, and the concept of active panel membership; 1.5.9 Sampling for specific studies; 1.5.10 Adjustments to improve representativeness; 1.6 Types of studies for which online panels are used; 1.7 Industry standards, professional associations' guidelines, and advisory groups; 1.8 Data quality issues; 1.9 Looking ahead to the future of online panels; References
 
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