Click on a category to see available links.
Journals and Publications
- International Journal of Public Opinion Research
- Journal of Official Statistics
- Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology
- Public Perspective
- Public Opinion Quarterly
- Survey Methodology
- Survey Methods: Insights from the Field
- Survey News Bulletin
- Survey Practice: Practical Information for Survey Researchers
- Survey Research (newsletter)
- Survey Research Methods
- Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association
- American Association for Public Opinion Research
- American Statistical Association, Survey Research Methods Section
- Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations
- Council of American Survey Research Organizations
- European Society for Opinion & Marketing Research
- Marketing Research Association
- Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research
- National Council on Public Polls
- National Network of State Polls
- New Jersey Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
- New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
- Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
- The PEW Research Center for the People & the Press
- Southern Association for Public Opinion Research
- U.S. Census Bureau
- Washington-Baltimore Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
- World Association for Public Opinion Research
- GESIS ( Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
American Association for Public Opinion Research
Council of American Survey Research Organizations
National Council on Public Polls
American Statistical Association
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections (formerly Office for Protection from Research Risks)
- Guidelines for Designing Questionnaires for Administration in Different Modes. (E. Martin, J. Hunter Childs, T. DeMaio, J. Hill, C. Reiser, E. Gerber, K. Styles, & D. Dillman). U.S. Census Bureau, June 2007.
- Inventory of General Social Survey questions
- Interviewer Falsification in Survey Research: Current Best Methods for Prevention, Detection, & Repair of Its Effects. Ann Arbor Falsification Summit, 2003.
Survey Data and Questionnaire Archives
- The Data Archive, University of Essex
- European Commission Public Opinion
- General Social Survey
- Inter-university Consortium for Political & Social Research Data Archive, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
- Mimas, University of Manchester
- Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- The Polling Report
- QBank "consists of evaluated questions from Federal surveys and links each question to its test findings" and is hosted by The National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- UK Data Service, coordinated by the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex
- Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut
Survey Research Education Programs
- Diploma in Official Statistics, Hebrew University, Israel
- Graduate Certificate Program in Public Opinion & Survey Research, University of Cincinnati
- Master of Arts in Survey Research and Graduate Certificate in Survey Research, University of Connecticut
- Graduate Concentration in Survey Research Methodology, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Graduate Credit Certificate in Survey Design & Analysis, George Washington University (Alexandria)
- Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Survey Research, The Ohio State University
- Joint Program in Survey Methodology
- Program in Survey Methodology, University of Michigan
- Specialization in Survey Methodology, University of Waterloo
- Survey Research Certificate Program, York College CUNY
- Survey Research and Methodology Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Analysis of Survey Data
- Choosing the Correct Analysis for Various Survey Designs, UCLA Academic Technology Services
- Free Statistical Software; maintained by J. C. Pezzullo
- Free Statistical Tools on the Web
- IBM® SPSS® Complex Samples “helps make more statistically valid inferences by incorporating the sample design into survey analysis.”
- The Impoverished Social Scientist's Guide to Free Statistical Software and Resources
- PC CARP “is a software package used to analyze survey data. The program can be used to construct estimates and standard errors for totals, means, quantiles, ratios, the difference of ratios, and the entries in two-way tables. Weighted regression equations can also be estimated. The software is designed for multistage stratified samples, and finite correction terms can be introduced at two stages.”
- R “provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.”
- New SAS® Procedures for Analysis of Sample Survey Data
- SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis) "SDA is a set of programs for the documentation and Web-based analysis of survey data. SDA is developed and maintained by the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at the University of California, Berkeley.
- STATA®is “a fast, powerful statistical package designed for researchers of all disciplines.”
- SUDAAN® “is an internationally recognized statistical software package that specializes in providing efficient and accurate analysis of data from complex studies. SUDAAN is ideal for the proper analysis of data from surveys and experimental studies, since SUDAAN procedures properly account for complex design features, such as correlated observations, clustering, weighting, and stratification.”
- Summary of Survey Analysis Software
“This page is a summary of available software for the analysis of surveys with complex sample designs. Specifically, it includes software that can do variance estimation with such survey data. It does not attempt coverage of the many excellent packages which do not have the particular features required to analyse such data. Information can be viewed by package or comparatively by topic."
- WesVar®—Replication-Based Variance Estimation for Analysis of Complex Survey Data
Sampling and Power Analysis
- Calculating Response Rates — AAPOR’s Standard Definitions: Final Dispositions of Case Codes & Outcome Rates for Surveys (2011); AAPOR’s Response Rate Calculator (Excel file)
- A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates was published by Rand in 1955.
- Sample Size Calculators and Sample Power Calculator; Renaissance Research and Consulting
- Sample Size for Surveys is one "lecture" part of Supercourse, which “is designed to provide an overview on epidemiology and the Internet for medical and health related students around the world.”
- SampleXS “is a sample size calculator for cross-sectional surveys using simple random, systematic, or complex samples.”
- Sampling chapter from the Research Methods Knowledge Base, a Web-based textbook that addresses social research methods topics.
- Accurately Locating Where Wireless Respondents Live Requires More than a Phone Number. Leah Christian, Michael Dimock, & Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center, July 2009.
- Cell Phones and Election Polls: An Update. Pew Research Center, October 2010..
- Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2012
- Java Applets for Power & Sample Size. University of Iowa.
- G*Power 3 “offers five different types of statistical power analysis.”
- Online Margin of Error Calculator. Langer Research Associates.
- Optimal Design Software for Multi-Level and Longitudinal Research is “useful for statistical power analysis of group-level interventions.”
- Power & Sample Size Calculation. Vanderbilt University.
- Power, Sample Size, & Experimental Design Calculations.
- RMASS: Statistical Power Computations for 3-Level Mixed-Effects Regression Models
- Sample Size & Power Analysis Calculator & Grapher. Health Decision Strategies, LLC.
- Z. Zhang's "collections of SAS macros to calculate power for growth curve analysis with/without missing data."
Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving: Best Practice throughout the Data Life Cycle (4th ed.). 2009. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI.
- Usability.gov “is a one-stop source for government web designers to learn how to make websites more usable, useful, and accessible.”
- Making Your Web Site Senior Friendly
- ESOMAR Guideline for Online Research. European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research.
- Ethical Decision-Making & Internet Research. Association of Internet Researchers.
Lists of Web Survey Providers
Cognitive Interviewing: A "How To" Guide (Gordon Willis)
Cross-Cultural Survey Methodology
- Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines
- Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries (United Nations, 2005)
- The International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design & Implementation seeks "to improve comparative survey design, implementation and related analysis."
Comparative Social Surveys