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Diversity in Survey Questions on the Same Topic : Techniques for Improving Comparability (Hardcover)

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This book describes why conventional methods fall short to solve the comparability problem and introduces three successive innovations to overcome these shortcomings. Comparability of results from different surveys using different items for the same topic is greatly hampered by the differences in response scales used. This reduces our accumulation of knowledge and has challenged researchers in the field of survey research for long to develop appropriate methods to transform ratings on different scales to attain comparable results and to correct for effects of changes in measurements and other influencing factors. The three innovations described in this volume are applied to data on happiness and life satisfaction, show better comparability of the survey results concerning the perceptions and opinions of people over time and across nations and at an increased opportunity for meta-analysis on these results.

Number of Pages: 202
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Social Indicators Research
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Tineke De Jonge & Ruut Veenhoven & Wim Kalmijn
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2017
TCIN: 52228660
UPC: 9783319532608
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-9105

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