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Title The difficulty of understanding social survey questionnaires from the published documentation
Year 2007
Access date 13.05.2013

The use of computer interviewing programs has contributed to a significant increase in the complexity of survey instruments. Research has shown that survey data can sometimes be affected by related matters arising during interviews. Current methods of documenting the interviewing programs show a lack of standards or conventions, making it difficult for secondary analysts to identify potential interview context effects. The solutions proposed in recent ambitious documentation projects have yet to be implemented widely. In the meantime this paper suggests some simple presentation conventions to be applied whenever a text version of a questionnaire is being prepared, in the hope that these might enable more readily understandable documentation to be published.

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