Measuring High School Graduation Rates at the State Level: What Difference Does Methodology Make?

February 7, 2010

John Robert Warren and Andrew Halpern-Manners Measuring High School Graduation Rates at the State Level: What Difference Does Methodology Make? Sociological Methods & Research 2009 38: 3-37.

Recent evidence makes clear that states public high school graduation rates are well measured using information from the Common Core of Data (CCD). This article investigates the substantive consequences for the results of empirical analyses Read the rest of this entry »


Designing Scalar Questions for Web Surveys

February 7, 2010

Leah Melani Christian, Nicholas L. Parsons, and Don A. Dillman Designing Scalar Questions for Web Surveys Sociological Methods & Research 2009 37: 393-425. SMR 37:3 was a Special Issue on Web Surveys.

This paper explores how the visual design of scalar questions influences responses in web surveys. We present the results of five experiments Read the rest of this entry »