UWSC staff will present papers at the annual meeting of the 2011 conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) in Chicago, Illinois on November 18-19. Their papers highlight results from two experiments recently conducted at the UW Survey Center. The first experiment involves an experiment in questionnaire design on the effects of agree-disagree versus construct-specific items on data quality. The second experiment looks at the effects of lotteries and other incentives on response rates, costs, and data quality in a web survey.(staff names appear in bold):
- Jennifer Dykema, Nora Cate Schaeffer, and Dana Garbarski, “Measuring Political Efficacy: A Comparison between Agree/Disagree Versus Construct-Specific Items”
- John Stevenson, Jennifer Dykema, Lisa Klein, Kristen Cyffka, and Sara Goldrick-Rab, “Effects of Post-Incentives on Response Rates, Costs, and Response Quality in a Web Survey of College Students”
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