WERA1010: Improving Data Quality from Sample Surveys to foster Agricultural and Community Development in Rural America
(Multistate Research Coordinating Committee and Information Exchange Group)
Qin, H., E. Bent, C. Brock, Y. Dguidegue, E. Achuff, M. Hatcher, and O. Ojewola. 2018. Fifteen years after the Bellingham ISSRM: An empirical evaluation of Frederick Buttel’s differentiating criteria for environmental and resource sociology. Rural Sociology 83(1): 6–23.
Ulrich-Schad, J. D. and H. Qin. 2018. Culture clash? Predictors of views on amenity-led development and community involvement in rural recreation counties. Rural Sociology 83(1): 81–108.
Qin, H., E. Prentice, and K. Freeman. 2018. Analyzing partially correlated longitudinal data in community survey research. Society & Natural Resources 31(1): 142–149.
Prentice, E., H. Qin, and C. G. Flint. 2018. Mountain pine beetles and ecological imaginaries: The social construction of forest insect disturbance. Pp. 77–107 in J. Urquhart, C. Potter, and M. Marzano (eds.) Human Dimensions in Forest and Tree Health. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Singh, Ajay S., Brian MacGowan, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad, Michael O’Donnell, Heidi Klotz*, and Linda S. Prokopy. 2018. “The influence of demonstration sites and field days on conservation practices adoption.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 73(3): 274-281.
Brock, Caroline, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad, and Linda S. Prokopy. 2018. " Bridging the Divide: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Sector Agricultural Professionals Working with Amish and Mennonite Producers on Conservation." Environmental Management. 61(5): 756-771.
Ulrich-Schad, Jessica D. and Cynthia M. Duncan. 2018. “People and Places Left Behind: Work, Culture and Politics in the Rural United States.” Special Issue on Emancipatory Rural Politics in The Journal of Peasant Studies 45(1): 59-79.
Floress, Kristin, Adam Reimer, Aaron Thompson, Marc Burbach, Cody Knutsen, Linda Prokopy, Mark Ribaudo, and Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad. 2018. “Measuring Farmer Conservation Behaviors: Challenges and Best Practices.” Land Use Policy 70: 414-418.
Smyth, J. D., Israel, G. D., Newberry, III, M. G., & Hull, R. G. 2019. Effects of Stem and Response Order on Response Patterns in Satisfaction Rating. Field Methods, 31.
Revised Savvy Survey Series pubs: 7 were recently reviewed and updated in 2019:
The Savvy Survey #1: Introduction
The Savvy Survey #2: Using Surveys in Everyday Extension Programming
The Savvy Survey #3: Successful Sampling
The Savvy Survey #4: Details in the Design
The Savvy Survey #5: The process for Developing Survey Questions
The Savvy Survey #11: Mail-Based Surveys
The Savvy Survey #13: Online Surveys
Refereed articles published in 2019:
Smyth, J. D., Israel, G. D., Newberry, III, M. G., & Hull, R. G. 2019. Effects of Stem and Response Order on Response Patterns in Satisfaction Rating. Field Methods, 31(3), 260-276. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X19860648
Refereed articles accepted in 2019:
Israel, G. D., Sari, H. I., Duffy, N. O., Galindo-Gonzalez, S., Diehl, D. C., Abarca Orozco, S., Garcia, E., & Sweeney, L. H. 2020. Improving Self-report Measurements to Capture Behavior Change of Low-Income Children. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. Accepted November 2019.
Reviewed, invited, and other papers and posters presented at conferences in 2019:
Israel, G. D., & Kumar Chaudhary, A. Can Clarifying Instructions Influence Response to Numeric Open-ended Questions in Self-administered Surveys. Paper presented at the 74th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Toronto, Canada, May, 2019.
Israel, G. D. Lessons Learned from Conducting Concurrent Surveys Using an Online Opt-in Quota Sample and a Mail/Mixed-Mode Address-Based Sample. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Survey Research Association, Zagreb, Croatia, July, 2019.
Willits, F. K., Theodori, G. L., Wallen, K. E., & Israel, G. D. Effects of Follow-Up Contacts on Sample Characteristics and Sustantive Research Findings in Social Surveys: An Exploratory Analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Richmond, VA, August, 2019.
Mike, M., Israel, G. D., & Bowden, Z. So Who’s Talking Climate Change?: A Unianova analysis on the Social communication index. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Richmond, VA, August, 2019.
Mike, M. R., & Israel, G. D. A Regression on a Social Communication Index to Determine Climate Change Communication. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association, Birmingham, AL, February, 2019.
Swain, M. J., & Israel, G. D. The Role of Academic and Governmental Partners in School Wellness across Florida. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association, Birmingham, AL, February, 2019.