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PS102Lecture15 - Survey Response and Measurement PS 102...

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PS 102 Introduction to Political Inquiry Lecture 15 Survey Response and Measurement
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What is Survey Response?
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The Sources of Error in Survey Response Sampling Error Errors in sampling frame or probability methods Timing Attitudes vary over time & may be affected by events Non-response Refusal to respond is likely not random Question Order Effects Survey responses given within a cognitive context Question Wording Effects
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Sampling Error 95% confidence interval connects sample responses to sampling frame Usually the smallest and least important source of error Does the sampling frame match the true population? What is the sampling frame for
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Survey Timing Attitudes vary in response to context of the survey Not clear that this is an “error” in measurement Attitudes may be inherently variable Researchers must be aware of broader context and timing of the
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Non-Response Bias Not all who are selected into the sample
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course POL SCI 102 taught by Professor Gelpi during the Spring '11 term at Duke.

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