The mission of the Survey Research Methods Section is to promote the improvement of survey practice and the understanding of survey methods by encouraging both theoretical and applied research on survey-related topics and by disseminating information on survey methods.
Areas of interest for the Section include all that employ survey methodology as a focus or as a prime tool of investigation. Of special interest are:
- Design and execution of sample surveys.
- Analysis and presentation of survey data.
- Statistical inference from survey data.
- Publication of developments and findings in survey research.
- Standards of design, estimation, and reporting of surveys.
- Promotion of uniform survey terminology.
- Use of survey research procedures and findings to inform public policy, including relations between public and private agencies in the design, conduct, and presentation of findings of surveys.
- Ethics relating to the conduct of survey research and to respondents and potential respondents.