Survey Responses : An Evaluation of Their Validity
This is an examination and meta-analysis of the accuracy of self-reports, spanning more than 40 years of social science research. Factors are identified that affect response accuracy and practical suggestions are made for improving the accuracy of surveys. This book should be invaluable to anyone who is involved in designing surveys and interpreting their results.
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 165.35 x 234.95 x 12.7mm | 544.31g
- 01 Oct 1993
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Background of the Research: Introduction Accuracy Levels in Surveys: Factors Affecting Response Accuracy: Accuracy Levels in Surveys: Factors Affecting Response Accuracy-introduction. Reports on Comparatively Nonthreatening Topics. Reports on Sensitive Topics. Reports on Financial Questions. Accuracy Levels in Surveys: Factors Affecting Response Accuracy - Discussion and Conclusions. Other Issues in Survey Research: Self-Report Versus Actual Data. Meta-Analysis of Survey Responses with Kent W. Smith: Meta-Analysis: Identification of Variables - Formation of Question Subsets. Meta-Analysis: Results and Discussion. Meta-Analysis: Discussion and Integration. Meta-Analysis.