Title

Challenges of Collecting Survey Data on the Mississippi Gulf Coast After Hurricane Katrina: An In-Depth Interview Study of Survey Team Members

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2007

Department

Anthropology and Sociology

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to offer a brief description of the unique context faced by a team of researchers collecting survey data on the Mississippi Gulf Coast four months after Hurricane Katrina (see Swanson et. al. this issue for more information on the larger study). Based on in depth interviews with survey team members, we discuss several challenges faced during data collection: locating subjects, soliciting subjects' participation, and collecting completed surveys. We conclude by discussing the methodological implications of these challenges.

Publication Title

Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences

Volume

52

Issue

4

First Page

223

Last Page

227

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