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2012/13 Semester 2 Tutorial 2 ST3239 Read Chapter 1 (especially page 12 and page 16) of the book, Survey Methodology , before answering problem 1. 1. (a) What is repeated cross-section design? (b) What is rotating panel design? (c) What is the difference between the above two designs? (d) What are the advantage and disadvantage of using each of the two designs? 2. For each of the following question, state briefly what the construct is that you think the question is most likely designed to measure. In some cases, there may be more than one plausible measurement goal. (a) How old are you? (b) Are you married? (c) Do you own a car? (d) What is your income? (e) Did you vote in the last election? (f) In the next 12 months, do you think the economy will get better, get worse, or will it stay about the same as it is now? (g) Do you consider yourself to be a happy person? (h) Has a doctor ever told you that you have high blood pressure?
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Unformatted text preview: (i) How would you rate your doctor in ability to diagnose and propose treatments for medical problems: excellent, good, fair or poor? 3. For each of the following design decisions, identify which error sources described in your reading might be affected. Each design decision can affect at least two different error sources. (a) The decision to use self-administration of a mailed questionnaire for a survey of elderly Social Security beneficiaries regarding their housing situation. (b) The decision to use repeated calls persuading reluctant respondents in a survey of customer satisfaction for a household product manufacturer. (c) The decision to extend interviewing on a survey of use of child care facilities by parents of young children from the originally scheduled period of January 1 – May 1, to the new schedule of January 1 – August 1....
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