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Conducting surveys among ethnic minority groups in Britain

BySALLY MCMANUS, BOB ERENS, MADHAVI BAJEKAL

This chapter discusses issues to do with carrying out a quantitative survey with a representative sample of ethnic minority groups in Britain. This may be a targeted survey among specific minority groups, or a boost sample to increase the number of ethnic minority respondents for a survey among the general population. The issues examined are those of particular concern to designing a survey of ethnic minority groups, so general survey design issues are not covered (for a more general discussion of survey methodology see Groves et al. 2004, Fowler 2001, Moser and Kalton 1985, Hoinville et al. 1978). While the discussion centres around surveys at a national level, the issues and principles are similar for locally based surveys.