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Techniques for surveying exploited species

E. J. Milner-Gulland and Marcus Rowcliffe

in Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198530367
eISBN:
9780191713095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530367.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes the methods available for estimating the population parameters that may be needed to assess biological sustainability, including population abundance, population and ... More


Raising the Standard: The War on Global Poverty 1

Surjit S. Bhalla

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There are two standard approaches to the measurement of poverty: an exclusive survey-based method, and the alternative method of using distribution from the surveys and means from the national ... More


The Use of Surveys in Public Health Surveillance: Monitoring High-Risk Populations

William D. Kalsbeek

in Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146493
eISBN:
9780199864928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the use of surveys and survey research in monitoring the well-being of the public and its constituencies and in identifying groups at increased risk for adverse health outcomes. ... More


Combining Found Data and Surveys to Measure Conflict Mortality

Jeff Klingner and Romesh Silva

in Counting Civilian Casualties: An Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199977307
eISBN:
9780199346172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977307.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Measuring conflict mortality is challenging. The chapter discusses how found data—data created for some purpose other than mortality estimation—can be combined with surveys and other intentionally ... More


Collecting Data on Civilian Casualties: Scientific Challenges and Ethnographic Solutions

Meghan Foster Lynch

in Counting Civilian Casualties: An Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199977307
eISBN:
9780199346172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977307.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Based on evidence collected during 18 months of fieldwork in rural Burundi, this chapter argues that to obtain accurate information about sensitive issues, ethnography does better than surveys ... More


The Potential Use of In-Home Scanner Technology for Budget Surveys

Andrew Leicester

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

We consider that role in-home barcode scanner data could play in national budget surveys. We make detailed comparisons of food and drink expenditures in two British datasets: the Living Costs and ... More


Methods of Research and Their Usability

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The aim of this chapter is to identify the major methods of research in the social sciences and to examine the relative strengths and weaknesses of each method with respect to their relevance and ... More


Freshwater Vertebrates: An overview of survey design and key methodological considerations

Stephen E.W. Green, Rosie D. Salazar, Gillian Gilbert, Andrew S. Buxton, Danielle L. Gilroy, Thierry Oberdorff, and Lauren A. Harrington

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Freshwater habitats are vitally important for vertebrate diversity and ecosystem service provision. These habitats are diverse in scale and type, ranging from vast wetlands and tropical flooded ... More


Using survey data: towards valid estimates of poverty in the South

Roy Carr-Hill

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

It is important to be cautious about making inferences from survey data. This chapter focuses on one very important but unexamined problem, that of the undercount of the poorest in the world. This ... More


The Study of Villages and the Understanding of Development: Building the Evidence

Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, and Nicholas Stern

in How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198806509
eISBN:
9780191844102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806509.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter introduces the idea of the village study as a lens through which to examine and learn about economic development. The particular advantages of longitudinal village studies—tracking the ... More


The Benefits of Panel Data in Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Jonathan A. Parker, Nicholas S. Souleles, and Christopher D. Carroll

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explains why the collection of panel (re-interview) data on a comprehensive measure of household expenditures is of great value both for measuring budget shares (the core mission of a ... More


Method: Gendered Personalities and Measurement

Monika L. McDermott

in Masculinity, Femininity, and American Political Behavior

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190462802
eISBN:
9780190462840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462802.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 presents the data and method for the book’s analyses. It begins with a brief discussion of the history of measuring gendered personalities. This history helps to explain the measurement ... More


Consulting: the role of social research in relation to new modes of governance

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the process of ‘consulting’. It notes that consultation has become an essential component of the repertoire of political administration in post-democracy society. It examines ... More


The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

Perry Glanzer and Nathan Alleman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190056483
eISBN:
9780190056513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056483.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

There are thousands of Christian professors, many of whom claim “Christian” as their primary identity and teaching as their primary responsibility. Much of the current literature about the ... More


Why Candidates Win: Assessing Latino Voter Response to Anglo Candidate Characteristics

Loren Collingwood

in Campaigning in a Racially Diversifying America: When and How Cross-Racial Electoral Mobilization Works

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190073350
eISBN:
9780190073381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073350.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 investigates Anglo/white candidate attributes that might prove beneficial to their Latino-targeted cross-racial mobilization. Building upon Beto O’Rourke’s recent success this chapter ... More


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