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The Field Research Survival Guide$
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Arlene Rubin Stiffman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325522

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325522.001.0001

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Developing Questions when the Perfect Instrument Is Not Available

Developing Questions when the Perfect Instrument Is Not Available

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(p.23) 2 Developing Questions when the Perfect Instrument Is Not Available
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The Field Research Survival Guide
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Sarah McCue Horwitz

Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325522.003.0002

This chapter addresses an issue common to all projects, and typically dealt with at two points: proposal development and project initiation. A consistent issue is finding, adapting, and gathering assorted measures to best tap a research project's goals. Often, measures need to be adapted to the needs or limitations of particular subject populations, or truncated to fit a reasonable time limitation for the interview. The chapter details principles of measurement, how to evaluate and select instruments, the challenges of developing a new instrument, and issues in the stages of instrument development.

Keywords:   interview, measurement, instrument, measures, proposal development, project initiation, questions

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