Effects of Interviewer Gender on Survey Responses: Findings from a Household Survey in Mexico

@article{FloresMacias2008EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of Interviewer Gender on Survey Responses: Findings from a Household Survey in Mexico},
  author={Francisco Flores-Macias and Chappell H. Lawson},
  journal={International Journal of Public Opinion Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={100-110}
}
In the social sciences, most studies on gender-of-interviewer effects have focused on questions dealing with sexual behavior and gender roles, as well as on response rates. Results from these analyses have been mixed, sometimes showing little evidence of effects (Johnson & DeLamater, ; Johnson & Moore, ) and other times suggesting non-trivial biases (Landis, Sullivan & Sheley, ; Galla, Frisone, Jeffrey, & Gaer, ; Lueptow, Moser, & Pendleton, ; Catania et al., ; Tu & Liao… 
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