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Disclaimer: This report is released to inform interested parties of ongoing research and to encourage discussion of work in progress. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Census Bureau. KEYWORDS: Response errors, interviewer effects, cognitive aspects of survey methodology INTRODUCTION Important components in(More)
This paper reports on the results of a split-ballot experiment conducted in 1987 to test alternative versions of the decennial census long form. Two forms were randomly assigned and self-administered in group sessions involving a total of 515 respondents. The order of race and Hispanic origin items was experimentally manipulated. The standard long form asks(More)
The way that people answer questions can depend on whether they have had to listen to the question being read out or have had to read it for themselves. Both of these ways of asking questions are used in surveys. And sometimes surveys require the people taking part to both listen and read, for example when an interviewer reads out the question but asks the(More)
Course Description: This course focuses on the design of questions and questionnaires used in survey research. The course will explore the theoretical and experimental literature related to question and questionnaire design as well as focusing on practical issues in the design, critique, and interpretation of survey questions that are often not taught in(More)
The Language and Behaviour (LAB) Profile is a powerful tool for understanding and influencing the behaviour of others. It was created by Roger Bailey and originates from the Meta-programmes of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming). For this paper we have examined transcripts of tape-recorded doorstep introductions on the UK Family Resources Survey which had(More)
A survey interview and the structured Type A interview (SI) were administered to 903 residents of Washtenaw County, Michigan aged 18 or older selected by a multistage probability sample of households. No bivariate relationship was found between Type A behavior and sex or marital status. Type A behavior was positively related to income and education. The(More)