Welcome to the Companion Website

This site is intended to enhance your use of The Practice of Survey Research, by Erin Ruel, William Edward Wagner, III and Brian Joseph Gillespie. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Unique in its integration of theory and application, this comprehensive book explains survey design, implementation, data analysis, and continuing data management, including how to effectively incorporate the latest technology (e.g., SurveyMonkey and Qualtrics). Data management and analysis are demonstrated and explained through statistical software including SPSS, SAS, and STATA. In addition to helping students develop a complete understanding of survey research from start to finish, the authors also address the challenges and issues of specific disciplines.


We gratefully acknowledge Erin Ruel, William Edward Wagner, III and Brian Joseph Gillespie for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.