Show simple item record

dc.creatorSztabiński, Franciszek
dc.identifier.citationAsk: Research and Methods. Volume 10, Issue 1 (2001), pp. 91-114en_US
dc.description.abstractQuestions concerning socio-demographic features of respondent (so-called background variables) are built into each questionnaire schedule. One should assume that asking them we receive information with error. This analysis aims at showing size of this error and its sources. I define error in terms of difference between answers given by the same respondents to the same questions in two interviews. Data comes from control research in national surveys, based on random samples, carried out in 1997-2000. All in all, it includes 7029 randomly selected cases from 83 surveys. The basic conclusion says about widespread scope of error. However, it varies in case of different variables. Errors result from: weaknesses of memory of respondents, tendency to give "socially desirable" answers, and lack of knowledge (e.g. about incomes of the family members). Results of this analysis are discussed against the background of comparable data coming from other research.en_US
dc.publisherIFiS Publishersen_US
dc.rightsThis item may be protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. The user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. We are eager to hear from any copyright holders who are not properly identified.en_US
dc.titleCo wiemy o respondencie? Rozmiar i źródła błędów w pomiarze cech metryczkowychen_US
dc.title.alternativeWhat do we know about respondent? Size and sources of errors in background variablesen_US

Files in this item


Items in Knowledge Bank are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record