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Biosocial Surveys

; Editors: Maxine Weinstein, James W Vaupel, and Kenneth W Wachter.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10867-6ISBN-10: 0-309-10867-5


New kids on the block! This volume spreads the word. Population-based sample surveys that combine demographic, social, and behavioral data with biological indicators have arrived in town. The subtitle of the precursor to this volume, Cells and Surveys, was the question “Should biological measures be included in social science research?” In practice, that question seems to be already answered: yes. Social surveys that include the collection of biological data have proliferated since that volume's publication in 2001. Are these new studies going to be our friends?


This study was supported by Contract No. N01-4-OD-2139 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging.

Suggested citation:

National Research Council. (2008). Biosocial Surveys. Committee on Advances in Collecting and Utilizing Biological Indicators and Genetic Information in Social Science Surveys. M. Weinstein, J.W. Vaupel, and K.W. Wachter, Eds. Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Any opinions, findings, conclusion, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization or agencies that provided support for the project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK62436PMID: 21977539DOI: 10.17226/11939


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