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Social Psych 5 - o Surveys Pen and pencil questionnaire You...

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o Surveys § Pen and pencil questionnaire. You can accomplish surveys much more quickly, as you can collect data from 200 people each week in an hour. Sometimes people will lie, either for motivated reasons (it’s socially undesirable information) or other times, it’s unconscious (they’re not putting a lot of thought into their answers, so they don’t really reflect reality). If the survey is confidential (no identifying information on the survey) might help them to respond more honestly, knowing that no one can track their responses to them individually. To deal with the unconscious misrepresentation, is to repeat the question several times, to show that it most accurately represents truth. Another problem with surveys is that they’re passive (not actually measuring behavior, just having them report on the behavior). It’s better to try and really measure behavior—that helps make it more externally valid, and not the product about the whims of how someone responds. If you’re measuring behavior, it’s your behavior. When you have people
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