Randomized response and indirect questioning techniques in surveys /

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Author / Creator:Chaudhuri, Arijit, 1940-
Imprint:Boca Raton, FL : Chapman & Hall/CRC, c2011.
Description:xiv, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:Statistics, textbooks and monographs
Statistics, textbooks and monographs.
Subject:Sampling (Statistics)
Surveys -- Statistical methods.
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General.
Sampling (Statistics)
Surveys -- Statistical methods.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8302619
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ISBN:9781439836576 (hardback)
1439836574 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"For surveys involving sensitive questions, randomized response techniques (RRTs) and other indirect questions are helpful in obtaining survey responses while maintaining the privacy of the respondents. Written by one of the leading experts in the world on RR, randomized Response and Indirect Questioning Techniques in Surveys describes the current state of RR as well as emerging developments in the field. The author also explains how to extend RR to situations employing unequal probability sampling.While the theory of RR has grown phenomenally, the area has not kept pace in practice. Covering both theory and practice, the book first discusses replacing a direct response (DR) with an RR in a simple random sample with replacement (SRSWR). It then emphasizes how the application of RRTs in the estimation of attribute or quantitative features is valid for selecting respondents in a general manner. The author examines different ways to treat maximum likelihood estimation; covers optional RR devices, which provide alternatives to compulsory randomized response theory; and presents RR techniques that encompass quantitative variables, including those related to stigmatizing characteristics. He also gives his viewpoint on alternative RR techniques, including the item count technique, nominative technique, and three-card method"--Provided by publisher.
"A long-standing problem in survey research is that respondents are often reluctant to give truthful answers to sensitive questions. The randomized response technique (RRT) addresses this problem by guaranteeing respondents' anonymity and minimizing their discomfort. The key to this is that respondents determines which question they answer using some probability device, such as a coin flip or a roll of the dice. In this book, one of the world's leading experts on the subject summarizes the current state of the theory and practice of RRT. He examines how to extend the theory to situations employing unequal probability sampling"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:xiv, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781439836576 (hardback)
1439836574 (hardback)