Welcome to the 8th edition of this column on recent books and journal articles in
the field of public opinion, survey methods, survey statistics, and Big Data. This
year I officially added Big Data to the title as there is very strong interest on
the topic and surveys and Big data are becoming more and more interrelated. This
article is an update of the April 2015 article. Like the previous year, the books
are organized by topic; this should help the readers to focus on their interests.
It is unlikely to list all new books in the field; I did my best scouting different
resources and websites, but I take full responsibility for any omission. The list
is also focusing only on books published in English language and available for
purchase (as ebook or in print) at the time of this review (October 2016). Books
are listed based on the relevance to the topic, and no judgment is made in terms of
quality of the content. We let the readers do so.