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

Kanazawa, Satoshi (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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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.

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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 Jun 2020 23:22

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