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Measuring Household Spending and Payment Habits: The Role of “Typical” and “Specific” Time Frames in Survey Questions

Marco Angrisani, Arie Kapteyn, and Scott Schuh

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

We run an experiment in the American Life Panel where we interview individuals over five consecutive quarters and ask them to report the number of their purchases and the amount spent by debit cards, ... More


Improving the Design and Interpretation of Sample Surveys in the Workplace

Paul M. Mastrangelo

in Employee Surveys and Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190939717
eISBN:
9780190939748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939717.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Employee surveys increasingly rely on a sample of the full population to take the “pulse” of the organization, but the consequential reduction in score accuracy is rarely considered when interpreting ... More


From Mission to Electoral Strategy

Heath Brown

in Immigrants and Electoral Politics: Nonprofit Organizing in a Time of Demographic Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704833
eISBN:
9781501705922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704833.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter operationalizes the grounded theoretical model discussed in the previous chapter with an empirical measurement of the various factors it focuses on. It explains the survey methodology ... More


Measuring poverty in the UK

David Gordon

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

All politicians from all political parties in the UK agree that poverty is ‘bad’ things which should be reduced/eradicated.There is political unanimity about this, however, there is also often ... More


Cognitive interviewing and responses to EU Kids Online survey questions

Christine Ogan, Türkan Karakuş, Engin Kurşun, Kürsat Çağiltay, and Duygu Kaşikçi

in Children, risk and safety on the internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428837
eISBN:
9781447307723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explains the application of cognitive interviewing to this study and provides a content analysis of some of the data from those interviews. It also analyses some of the responses to the ... More


Eight Defenses of the Method of Cases: Amateur Psychology, Reflection, Expertise, Limited Influence, Fallibility, Reform, Mischaracterization, and Overgeneralization

Edouard Machery

in Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807520
eISBN:
9780191845444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807520.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 5 examines eight different ways of defending the method of cases against Unreliability, Dogmatism, and Parochialism, and finds them wanting. It defends the experimental bona fides of ... More


Measurement Error in Longitudinal Data

Alexandru Cernat and Joseph W. Sakshaug (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198859987
eISBN:
9780191892448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859987.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis, Applied Mathematics

Understanding change is essential in most scientific fields. This is highlighted by the importance of issues such as shifts in public health and changes in public opinion regarding politicians and ... More


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