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Who lies on surveys, and what can we do about it?

Kanazawa, Satoshi ORCID: 0000-0003-3786-8797 (2005) Who lies on surveys, and what can we do about it? Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 30 (3). pp. 361-370. ISSN 0278-839X

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Abstract

Focusing on demographic characteristics, the author seeks partially to replicate, with a larger set of variables, Belli, Traugott, and Beckmann's (2001) recent study on vote overreports using the same data from the U.S. National Election Studies (1948-1998). His analyses show that Blacks and residents of the Southern States in general are most likely to make false statements on how they voted. He suggests a possible solution for inaccuracies in survey data and proposes that, when validation of verbal responses is not possible, it may be prudent, if feasible, to re-estimate models with and without Black and Southern respondents to make sure that findings are robust.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.jspes.org/index.html
Additional Information: © 2005 Council for Social and Economic Studies
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 16:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 23:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/27281

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