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NCJ Number: 91857 Find in a Library
Title: Measuring Associations With Randomized Response
Author(s): J A Fox; P E Tracy
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 22
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The view of many in the social science research community, it appears, underestimates the scope and potential of the randomized response technique, particularly with regard to its analytic capabilities.
Abstract: There seems to be some concern that this data collection strategy is, by its nature, analytically restrictive. However, in this note the authors demonstrate how the quantitative, unrelated question model of randomized response can be reformulated into a measurement error model, which in turn allows a wide range of multivariate approaches. Last, they illustrate through a simulated correlation experiment the type of adjustment that need only be made to manipulate randomized response data more powerfully than has been the practice in the past. Tables, equations, and 22 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Operations research; Statistical analysis
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