Measurement of Public Opinion


Special issue of Public Opinion Quarterly devoted to measurement; Deadline 31 Dec, 2011

Public Opinion Quarterly seeks submissions for a 2012 special issue of the journal devoted to measurement.



Potential topics might include (but are not limited to): 

·         evaluation of qualitative methods and quantitative methods to develop and test measures of constructs

·         designing questions and instruments to improve the reliability and validity of survey measurement

·         the relationship between the design of survey instruments and the style of interviewing

·         training interviewers to improve the quality of measurement

·         analysis of interviewer effects on data collection and data quality

·         effects of interview mode on data collection and data quality

·         measurement challenges in special populations and across social groups or cultures

·         measurement for special topics such as sensitive questions and biological measurements

·         the use of developments in technology to improve survey measurement

·         evaluation of methods and standards for assessing and improving data quality

The deadline for manuscript submissions is December 31, 2011. Find complete information at