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Validating Sensitive Questions: A Comparison of Survey and Register Data

By Kirchner Antje


This article explores the randomized response technique (RRT) - to be specific, a symmetric forced-choice implementation - as a means of improving the quality of survey data collected on receipt of basic income support. Because the sampled persons in this study were selected from administrative records, the proportion of respondents who have received transfer payments for basic income support, and thus the proportion of respondents who should have reported receipt is known

Topics: Randomized response technique, social desirability, validation data, welfare receipt, unemployment benefit II, Statistics, HA1-4737
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1515/jos-2015-0002
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