Web material accompanying The International Handbook of Survey Methodology


Chapter 7


Choosing the Method of Data Collection


Edith D. de Leeuw

Department of Methodology & Statistics, Utrecht University/MethodikA





The following additional material is listed in Chapter 7 of The International Handbook of Survey Methodology.


Historical overview of various forms of data collection

Wim de Heer, Edith de Leeuw, & Johannes van der Zouwen (1999). Methodological issues in survey research: A historical overview, BMS, 64, 25-48. Courtesy of Karl van Meter and BMS


 Review of Computer-Assisted Data Collection Methods

Edith de Leeuw (2008). The Effect of Computer-Assisted Interviewing on Data Quality: A Review of the Evidence. This is a 2008 extension and update of an overview which appeared in J. Blasius, J. Hox, E. de Leeuw & P. Schmidt (Eds.), Social science methodology in the new millennium. Opladen, FRG: Leske + Budrich., 2002, CD-ROM


Overview of Data Quality

Edith D. de Leeuw (1992). Data Quality in Mail, Telephone and Face-to-face Surveys. Amsterdam: TT-Publikaties.