Answering Attitudinal Questions : Modelling the Response Process Underlying Contrastive Questions

@inproceedings{Chessa2007AnsweringAQ,
  title={Answering Attitudinal Questions : Modelling the Response Process Underlying Contrastive Questions},
  author={Antonio G. Chessa and Bregje Holleman},
  year={2007}
}
We analyse reaction time distributions and responses for attitudinal survey questions, which were part of a self-administered questionnaire about medical and ethical issues. Two contrastive versions of each question were asked, whether an issue should be forbidden or whether the government should allow it. Logically, the answers to these contrastive questions should oppose, but numerous investigations have shown that they result in the so-called forbid/allow asymmetry: respondents tend to… CONTINUE READING

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