# Correction for Measurement Errors in Survey Research: Necessary and Possible

@article{Saris2016CorrectionFM, title={Correction for Measurement Errors in Survey Research: Necessary and Possible}, author={Willem E. Saris and M{\'e}lanie Revilla}, journal={Social Indicators Research}, year={2016}, volume={127}, pages={1005-1020} }

Survey research is the most frequently used data collection method in many disciplines. Nearly, everybody agrees that such data contain serious measurement errors. However, only few researchers try to correct for them. If the measurement errors in the variables vary, the comparison of the sizes of effects of these variables on each other will be wrong. If the sizes of the measurement errors are different across countries, cross-national comparisons of relationships between variables cannot be… Expand

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