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How to ask sensitive multiple-choice questions
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics. AFA Insurance, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics.
Number of Authors: 22019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, ISSN 0303-6898, E-ISSN 1467-9469Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Motivated by recent failures of polling to estimate populist party support, we propose and analyze two methods for asking sensitive multiple-choice questions where the respondent retains some privacy and therefore might answer more truthfully. The first method consists of asking for the true choice along with a choice picked at random. The other method presents a list of choices and asks whether the preferred one is on the list or not. Different respondents are shown different lists. The methods are easy to explain, which makes it likely that the respondent understands how her privacy is protected and may thus entice her to participate in the survey and answer truthfully. The methods are also easy to implement and scale up.

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2019.
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anonymity, nonrandomized response techniques, privacy, randomized response techniques, survey design
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Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-175766DOI: 10.1111/sjos.12411ISI: 000491954200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-175766DiVA, id: diva2:1372686
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2019-11-25

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