Crafting survey research: A systematic process for conducting survey research

Vomberg, Arnd ; Klarmann, Martin

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Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2021
Book title: Handbook of market research
Page range: 1-53
Publisher: Homburg, Christian ; Klarmann, Martin ; Vomberg, Arnd
Place of publication: Cham
Publishing house: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 978-3-319-57411-0 , 3-319-57411-6 , 978-3-319-05542-8 , 978-3-319-57413-4
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Digitales Marketing u. Marketing Transformation (Vomberg 2021-)
Subject: 330 Economics
650 Management
Abstract: Surveys represent flexible and powerful ways for practitioners to gain insights into customers and markets and for researchers to develop, test, and generalize theories. However, conducting effective survey research is challenging. Survey researchers must induce participation by “over-surveyed” respondents, choose appropriately from among numerous design alternatives, and need to account for the respondents’ complex psychological processes when answering the survey. The aim of this chapter is to guide investigators in effective design of their surveys. We discuss state-of-the-art research findings on measurement biases (i.e., common method bias, key informant bias, social desirability bias, and response patterns) and representation biases (i.e., non-sampling bias and non-response bias) and outline when those biases are likely to occur and how investigators can best avoid them. In addition, we offer a systematic approach for crafting surveys. We discuss key steps and decisions in the survey design process, with a particular focus on standardized questionnaires, and we emphasize how those choices can help alleviate potential biases. Finally, we discuss how investigators can address potential endogeneity concerns in surveys.

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