Recommendation: Journals that may have survey research

trinker

ggplot2orBust
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Hopefully the title says it all. I'm trying to get more familiar with survey research (how it's written up, research questions, methods of analysis etc.).

If you come across journals that tend to have this type of research (survey) could you throw out the name of that journal (particularly if it's education related but any journal that published survey research is desired).

Thank you in advance.

PS if anyone has a book/article/author on the subject they'd recommend that'd be awesome too.
 

hlsmith

Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
#2
For a little clarification, are we talking about more local level surveys (e.g., surveys that you or I could conduct and develop)? Or are we talking about standardized national surveys (with representative samples, validation proceedures, and all of the bells and whilstles)?

There may also be two types of journals out there: lower tier journals that publish survey studies, because that is what gets submitted to them. Secondly, education/research principle based journals that discuss best surveying practices. Guessing you are looking for the latter. Unfortunately I do not have any recommendations - though it seem like something that would be in the social sciences and psychology arena.
 

TheEcologist

Global Moderator
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Many fields do like "surveys". But to my knowledge those involved with community / public health and epidemiology of diseases, treatments, and education on trending medical conditions (such as AIDS or other emerging or epidemic diseases) like screening the status of people around the world or screening the efficacy of treatments or educations in different countries (which all need surveys). Journals with the word "public health" in their names love good survey researches. Many of them are famous. Like:

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/public-health
http://www.publichealthjrnl.com/
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/
http://www.springer.com/public+health/journal/38
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth/
http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/
http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/
http://www.cpha.ca/en/cjph.aspx
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1525-1446

The famous ones however receive tons of manuscript and have usually a rather small acceptance rate. I have tried some. Some keep you waiting for long before any decision (like PUHE [Public Health journal in 2013]), and some are quite agile despite their very heavy workload (American Journal of Public Health [2013] is one of those fast ones).
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#5
hlsmith said:
For a little clarification, are we talking about more local level surveys (e.g., surveys that you or I could conduct and develop)? Or are we talking about standardized national surveys (with representative samples, validations proceedures, and all of the bells and whilstles)?
Local. I'm consulting on a study that will utilize a survey and I have psychometrics classes under my belt but no experience and little familiarity with articles that employ these methods.
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
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@TE I have looked at what you posted. so far and it is very helpful. Both the process you described and the product it gives. My much search was less productive because I now see my process was lacking.
 
#7
Uh and there is a standardized template for doing and writing epidemiological researches (which include many sorts of surveys). It is STROBE and can be consulted before starting your studies and also during writing your paper. That checklist helps A LOT in the study design and especially in writing. Some journals necessitate STROBE, and some encourage authors for using it. Again the list of journals endorsing STROBE can help in finding a good target journal.
 

spunky

Doesn't actually exist
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Hopefully the title says it all. I'm trying to get more familiar with survey research (how it's written up, research questions, methods of analysis etc.).
survey as in "survey and sampling" techniques (random sampling, stratified sampling, etc.) or survey as "oh, i want to create a survey and ask people likert-type questions for them to answer"
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#9
spunky said:
survey as in "survey and sampling" techniques (random sampling, stratified sampling, etc.) or survey as "oh, i want to create a survey and ask people likert-type questions for them to answer"
This one: oh, i want to create a survey and ask people likert-type questions for them to answer
 

Lazar

Phineas Packard
#11
tr use your university credentials to log into web of science and navigate to journal citation reports and search for journals in the relevant field. This will give you a list of all journals in that field (most of whom if I don't miss my guess will consider the sort of work you are doing) that are ISI listed. Almost any journal in education will publish survey research.