I was thinking about asking for academic references relative to conducting a survey on the human population that frequents a transit neighborhood (transit neighborhood may be particularly challenging to study, if I believe what my fellow researchers tell me), i.e. what kind of specific design survey method and design to use to reduce bias and non-response rate, etc. (e.g. should we avoid face-to-face interviews, should we go through intermediaries/gatekeepers, etc.).
To me, at first glance, it would be a social science question and not (entirely) a statistics question—so off-topic—, but I guess that other disciplines than social sciences (ecology, medicine, etc.) may have also survey methods specifically designed for some challenging contexts they may encounter. So I'm unsure if this kind of question would be really off-topic or not.
I don't want to waste my time writing a precise question for it to be eventually closed, and I certainly don't want to waste other people's time.
Any thoughts relatively to that? Would it be off-topic?