Validating the use of vignettes for subjective threshold scales
|Title:||Validating the use of vignettes for subjective threshold scales||Authors:||Delaney, Liam
Van Soest, Arthur
Smith, James P.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/966||Date:||Apr-2008||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.||Funding Details:||Diageo Ireland PLC ; Higher Education Authority Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) ; NIA||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Copyright (published version):||University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2008||Keywords:||Anchoring vignettes;Reporting bias;Hopit model||Subject LCSH:||Microeconomics--Methodology
Scaling (Social sciences)--Methodology
College students--Alcohol use
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Research Collection|
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers
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