Dear Colleagues,

I am co-editing the SAGE Handbook of Questionnaire Design. We have received
many good chapter proposals, but it appears we may be able to add one,
possibly two more chapters within the allotted page limit. Chapters that
discuss survey design in international/cross-cultural context are
especially welcome, though more general “culture-free” chapters are also

If you’d like to contribute, please submit your chapter proposal (extended
abstract, 300 words) by July 31 to Dr. Stanley Gaines,
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Please see below for details.

Dr. Vas Taras


Book title: “*SAGE Handbook of Questionnaire Design*”

The book “*SAGE Handbook of Questionnaire Design*” is intended to be a
authoritative volume that will eventually operate as the Benchmark work in
the field of survey design. There is definitely a need for an up-to-date
handbook on questionnaire design. Many books have been published on the
topic, but most of those books are greatly outdated. There have been many
developments in questionnaire design in general during the past several
years, and some interesting development in specific fields of research, so
a handbook that can provide a more updated account and be a one-stop source
would be very helpful for researchers.

The proposed book will be divided in two parts. The first part will focus
on issues in basic research using questionnaire design. The second part
will focus on issues in applied research using questionnaire design.
topics include, but are not limited to, the following: *

·         Theory-driven versus theory-seeking approaches to survey design

·         Use of English versus other languages in survey design

·         How questions frame answers in survey design

·         User-computer interactions issues in survey design

·         Cross-cultural differences in participants’ responses to surveys

·         Statistical issues in survey design

·         Ethical issues in survey design

·         Surveys within public versus private domains


·         Book chapter’s proposals (300-500 words, due May 31) should be
submitted to [log in to unmask]

Please include:

·         Author(s) information (name, affiliation, contact details)

·         Provisional book chapter title

·         Summary of chapter including main idea, preliminary conclusions,
other main points

·         The chapter proposal does not have to be very detailed. It just
should give an idea what the chapter will be about, so that we could assess
its fit and suitability for the book.

*Important dates:*

·         Submission deadline for chapter proposals (provisional title and
300-500 words abstract): revised to July 31, 2014

·         Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals: July
15, 2014

·         Deadline for full chapter draft (5,000-10,000 words): November
22, 2014

·         November 22-December 31: chapter draft revisions based on the
feedback from the editorial team, work with authors towards bringing their
chapters up to the expectations

·         Final notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals,
suggestions for further improvement: December 31, 2014

·         Deadline for submission of final chapters revised per feedback
from the editorial team: February 15, 2015

Accepted chapters will be compiled in a book, which will be published by

*Book Editors and contact details:*

·         Dr. Stanley O. Gaines, Jr., Brunel University, United Kingdom (
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·         Dr. Vasyl Taras, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
United States ([log in to unmask]

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