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Rinaldo, Rachel; Guhin, Jeffrey – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
Recent debates about qualitative methods have discussed the relative limitations and contributions of interviews in comparison to surveys and participant observation. These discussions have rarely considered how ethnographers themselves use interviews as part of their work. We suggest that Lizardo's discussion of three modes of culture…
Descriptors: Interviews, Comparative Analysis, Surveys, Ethnography
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An, Weihua; VanderWeele, Tyler J. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
Causal inference under treatment interference is a challenging but important problem. Past studies usually make strong assumptions on the structure of treatment interference in order to estimate causal treatment effects while accounting for the effect of treatment interference. In this article, we view treatment diffusion as a concrete form of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Smoking, Prevention, Intervention
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Benítez, Isabel; Van de Vijver, Fons; Padilla, José Luis – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
The aim of the study is to illustrate a comprehensive approach to item bias in cross-cultural research by integrating quantitative and qualitative data in a mixed methods design. We studied responses and response processes of Dutch and Spanish participants to quality of life items from five international studies. Item bias was evaluated by…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Quality of Life, Statistical Bias, Foreign Countries
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Schneider, Daniel; Harknett, Kristen – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
In this article, we explore the use of Facebook targeted advertisements for the collection of survey data. We illustrate the potential of survey sampling and recruitment on Facebook through the example of building a large employee--employer linked data set as part of The Shift Project. We describe the workflow process of targeting, creating, and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Data Collection, Advertising, National Surveys
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Abend, Gabriel – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
I argue that what-makes-it-possible questions are a distinct and important kind of sociological research question. What is social phenomenon "P" made possible or enabled by? Results won't be about "P's" causes and causal relationships, but about its enablers and enabling relationships. I examine the character of…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Sociology, Philosophy, Relationship
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Bouchet-Valat, Milan – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
Notwithstanding a large body of literature on log-linear models and odds ratios, no general marginal-free index of the association in a contingency table has gained a wide acceptance. Building on a framework developed by L. A. Goodman, we put into light the direct links between odds ratios, the Altham index, the intrinsic association coefficient,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Models, Foreign Countries
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Robbins, Blaine G. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
The Stranger Face Trust (SFT) questionnaire and the Imaginary Stranger Trust (IST) questionnaire are two new self-report measures of generalized trust that assess trust in real (SFT) and imaginary (IST) strangers across four trust domains. Both were designed to be objective, empirically valid, and easy to administer and score. To assess…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Questionnaires, Stranger Reactions, Test Validity
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Penaloza, Roberto V.; Berends, Mark – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
To measure "treatment" effects, social science researchers typically rely on nonexperimental data. In education, school and teacher effects on students are often measured through value-added models (VAMs) that are not fully understood. We propose a framework that relates to the education production function in its most flexible form and…
Descriptors: Data, Value Added Models, Error of Measurement, Correlation
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Hsieh, Shu-Hui; Lee, Shen-Ming; Li, Chin-Shang – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
Surveys of income are complicated by the sensitive nature of the topic. The problem researchers face is how to encourage participants to respond and to provide truthful responses in surveys. To correct biases induced by nonresponse or underreporting, we propose a two-stage multilevel randomized response (MRR) technique to investigate the true…
Descriptors: Income, Surveys, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Response Style (Tests)
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Shamon, Hawal; Dülmer, Hermann; Giza, Adam – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
The factorial survey is an experimental design in which the researcher constructs varying descriptions of situations or individual persons (vignettes), which will be judged by respondents with regard to a particular aspect. Some researchers present vignettes in text format as short stories, others present the central information of vignettes in a…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Surveys, Response Style (Tests), Reaction Time
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Ragan, Daniel T.; Osgood, D. Wayne; Ramirez, Nayan G.; Moody, James; Gest, Scott D. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
The current study compares estimates of peer influence from an analytic approach that explicitly address network processes with those from traditional approaches that do not. Using longitudinal network data from the PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience peers project, we obtain estimates of social influence on…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Barreto, Matt; Collingwood, Loren; Garcia-Rios, Sergio; Oskooii, Kassra A. R. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
Scholars and legal practitioners of voting rights are concerned with estimating individual-level voting behavior from aggregate-level data. The most commonly used technique, King's ecological inference (EI), has been questioned for inflexibility in multiethnic settings or with multiple candidates. One method for estimating vote support for…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation, Voting, Statistical Analysis
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Kye, Samuel H.; Halpern-Manners, Andrew – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
Measuring the existence and patterning of white flight (WF) using aggregate data has a long history in the social sciences. In this article, we assess past measurement approaches and identify several technical and conceptual limitations. To address these shortcomings, we propose a new multicomponent approach to detecting WF that requires tracts to…
Descriptors: Whites, Migration, Population Trends, Neighborhoods
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Poschmann, Philipp; Goldenstein, Jan – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
Despite the recent and ongoing progress in using text-mining tools to automatically analyze large text corpora, there remains significant potential to facilitate the study of social action in social science research. In this context, particularly the disambiguation (who is referred to in a text?) and specification (which demographic…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Reliability, Accuracy
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Felderer, Barbara; Blom, Annelies G. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2022
The ease at which online paradata can be captured in web surveys seems to increase social researchers' desire to collect such data. Yet little attention is paid to whether respondents actually approve of their collection. This article, therefore, studies online survey respondents' acceptance of automatically collecting their geographical…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Online Surveys, Geographic Location, Individual Characteristics
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