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The design of questionnaires

Emily White, Bruce K. Armstrong, and Rodolfo Saracci

in Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology: Collecting, Evaluating, and Improving Measures of Disease Risk Factors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509851
eISBN:
9780191723827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509851.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The objective of questionnaire design is to minimize error in exposure measures while creating an instrument that is easy for the interviewer and subject to use and easy to process. This chapter ... More


Wh-Islands*

Márta Abrusán

in Weak Island Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes that the maximal informativity requirement can also explain why wh-islands arise. The first part of the chapter discusses degree questions. In Section 4.2 I show that verbs fall ... More


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