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Empirical Research: Survey Research

This guide will provide resources for empirical legal research including information on data sets and statistical packages.

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  • Harvard University's Program on Survey Research has a number of very useful resources on survey research.
  • The American Statistical Association has a section on Survey Research Methods.  Included on this site are links to resources, information on webinars and the SRMS newsletter.
  • University of Michigan has a Survey Research Center, which provides training programs in survey methodology.


  • Survey Methodology is a journal published by the Canadian agency in charge of the collection of statistics, Statistics Canada.  It publishes articles on topics such design issues, data sources and collection techniques.


  • Fowler, Floyd J.  Survey Research Methods.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2009. HN29 .F68 2009
  • Gobo, Giampietro. Constructing Survey Data: An Interactional Approach.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2014.  HA31.2 G63 2014 
  • Rea, Louis M. & Parker, Richard A.  Designing and Conducting Survey Research: A Comprehensive Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014.  HA31.2 .R43 2014



  • Danielle Shapiro, et al. "Using Mechanical Turk to Study Clinical Populations" 1 Clinical Psychological Science 213-220 (2013).