Validating the use of vignettes for subjective threshold scales

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Show simple item record Delaney, Liam Harmon, Colm Van Soest, Arthur Kapteyn, Arie Smith, James P. 2008-10-14T14:10:23Z 2008-10-14T14:10:23Z 2007 Geary Institute en 2007-06-01
dc.description.abstract Comparing self-assessed indicators of subjective outcomes such as health, work disability, political efficacy, job satisfaction, etc. across countries or socio-economic groups is often hampered by the fact that different groups use systematically different response scales. Anchoring vignettes have been introduced as an effective tool to correct for such differences. This paper develops an integrated framework in which objective measurements are used to validate the vignette based corrections. The framework is applied to vignettes and objective and subjective self-assessments of drinking behavior by students in Ireland. Model comparisons using the Akaike information criterion favor a specification with response consistency and vignette corrected response scales. Put differently, vignette based corrections appear quite effective in bringing objective and subjective measures closer together. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Geary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP/14/2007 en
dc.subject Anchoring vignettes en
dc.subject Reporting bias en
dc.subject Hopit model en
dc.subject.classification C81 en
dc.subject.classification I12 en
dc.subject.lcsh Microeconomics--Methodology en
dc.subject.lcsh Scaling (Social sciences)--Methodology en
dc.subject.lcsh College students--Alcohol use en
dc.title Validating the use of vignettes for subjective threshold scales en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Liam Delaney (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl en
dc.internal.authorurl Colm Harmon (web page) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother Liam Delaney - Email:; Tel: 353-1-7164613 en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm Harmon - Email:; Tel: +3531 7164614 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0004 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0009 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Delaney|Liam|aut|UCD0004
dc.neeo.contributor Harmon|Colm|aut|UCD0009
dc.neeo.contributor Kapteyn|Arie|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Smith|James P.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Van Soest|Arthur|aut|

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