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Yousefi-Nooraie, Reza; Marin, Alexandra; Hanneman, Robert; Pullenayegum, Eleanor; Lohfeld, Lynne; Dobbins, Maureen – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Using randomly ordered name generators, we tested the effect of name generators' relative position on the likelihood of respondents' declining to respond or satisficing in their response. An online survey of public health staff elicited names of information sources, information seekers, perceived experts, and friends. Results show that when name…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Response Style (Tests), Test Format, Health Personnel
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Campolieti, Michele – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Using Canadian data from 1976 to 2014, I study the size distribution of strikes with three alternative measures of strike size: the number of workers on strike, strike duration in calendar days, and the number of person calendar days lost to a strike. I use a maximum likelihood framework that provides a way to estimate distributions, evaluate…
Descriptors: Strikes, Foreign Countries, Unions, Collective Bargaining
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Kam, Chester Chun Seng – Sociological Methods & Research, 2018
The item wording (or keying) effect is respondents' differential response style to positively and negatively worded items. Despite decades of research, the nature of the effect is still unclear. This article proposes a potential reason; namely, that the item wording effect is scale-specific, and thus findings are applicable only to a particular…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Test Items, Language Usage, College Students
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Møller, Jørgen; Skaaning, Svend-Erik – Sociological Methods & Research, 2017
Explanatory typologies have recently experienced a renaissance as a research strategy for constructing and assessing causal explanations. However, both the new methodological works on explanatory typologies and the way such typologies have been used in practice have been affected by two shortcomings. First, no elaborate procedures for assessing…
Descriptors: Classification, Case Studies, Evaluation Methods, Comparative Analysis