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The psychology of survey response

The psychology of survey response

Author: Roger Tourangeau; Lance J Rips; Kenneth A Rasinski
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book examines the complex psychological processes involved in answering different types of survey questions. It proposes a theory about how respondents answer questions in surveys, reviews the relevant psychological and survey literatures, and traces out the implications of the theories and findings for survey practice." "The Psychology of Survey Response will appeal to (1) social psychologists, political  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tourangeau, Roger.
Psychology of survey response.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Tourangeau; Lance J Rips; Kenneth A Rasinski
ISBN: 0521572460 9780521572460 0521576296 9780521576291
OCLC Number: 41488787
Description: xiii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Earlier Theories of the Response Process --
A Proposed Model of the Response Process --
Other Recent Proposals: High Road/Low Road Theories --
Applications of the Model --
Implications of the Model --
Respondents' Understanding of Survey Questions --
What Is a Question? --
Two Views of Comprehension: Immediate Understanding versus Interpretation --
Syntactic Difficulties in Question Wording --
Semantic Effects: Presupposition, Unfamiliarity, and Vagueness --
Survey Pragmatics and Its Effects on Comprehension --
The Role of Memory in Survey Responding --
Survey Questions and Memory for Events --
Organization of Autobiographical Memory --
Factors Affecting Recall of Autobiographical Events --
Answering Questions about Dates and Durations --
A Typology of Temporal Questions --
Cognitive Processing of Temporal Questions --
Indirect Effects of Time on Survey Responses --
Factual Judgments and Numerical Estimates --
Cognitive Studies of Frequency --
Studies of Frequency Estimation in Surveys --
Probability Judgments --
Attitude Questions --
The Traditional View --
Alternative Paths to an Answer --
The Belief-Sampling Model --
Tests of the Belief-Sampling Model --
Attitude Judgments and Context Effects --
Forms of Context Effects --
Mechanisms Producing Context Effects --
Variables Affecting the Size and Direction of Context Effects --
Serial Position Effects --
Selecting a Response: Mapping Judgments to Survey Answers --
Open Items and Rounding --
Rating Scales and Scale Anchors --
Unordered Categories and Satisficing.
Responsibility: Roger Tourangeau, Lance J. Rips, Kenneth Rasinski.
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Drawing on classic and modern research from cognitive psychology, social psychology, and survey methodology, this book examines the psychological roots of survey data. It describes how survey  Read more...


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