a PSC Research Project [ARCHIVE DISPLAY]
Investigator: Roger Tourangeau
The proposed project will advance the field’s knowledge about the sources of and possible remedies for three related forms of measurement error that are common in large-scale national surveys: (1) Errors in responses to screening questions—that is, questions designed to assess eligibility for the survey, (2) errors in responses to filter questions that lead to one or more follow-up items, and (3) errors in responses to questions that administered repeatedly in panel surveys. All three forms of measurement errors affect population estimates on key statistics spanning a wide range of topics, such as crime victimization, consumer purchases, and health. Our goal is to understand the source of these errors and to propose practical steps for reducing them.
|Funding:||National Science Foundation (SES 0850445)|
Funding Period: 10/01/2009 to 09/30/2012
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