Progress in understanding survey data fabrication

  title={Progress in understanding survey data fabrication},
  author={Steve Koczela and Fritz J. Scheuren},
  journal={Statistical journal of the IAOS},
Writing in 1945, Leo Crespi warned “The prevalence of so-called ‘cheating’ by interviewers in the process of obtaining public opinion and market research data has become an increasingly grave concern to responsible opinion researchers” [10]. He could have said essentially the same today, though the cause for concern is more complex than in the past. The forms of survey data fabrication we are facing today are more diverse, and in some cases more insidious than individual interviewers sitting on… 
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