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Review of Don A. Dillman's Mail and Telephone Surveys, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1978

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  • JS Armstrong

    (The Wharton School)

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Recently, I sent postcards to many people. The same week, Dr. X sent me a postcard with nearly identical wording. What happened? Both Dr. X and I had been influenced by Dillman’s Mail and Telephone Surveys. Despite its flaws, it is a worthwhile book. I keep this book near me when working on surveys, and I suspect it will have a strong influence on survey research. This review gives a description of the content of Dillman’s book. It goes on to describe the flaws not only to alert the reader but also in the hope that Dillman will write a new edition to overcome these problems. He could convert a gold book into an excellent one.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series General Economics and Teaching with number 0502043.

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Length: 3 pages
Date of creation: 11 Feb 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0502043

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Keywords: Don Dillman; surveys; telephone; review;

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  1. JS Armstrong, 2005. "Monetary Incentives in Mail Surveys," General Economics and Teaching 0502045, EconWPA.
  2. JS Armstrong & Terry Overton, 2005. "Estimating Nonresponse Bias in Mail Surveys," General Economics and Teaching 0502044, EconWPA.
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