I would really love to participate in your survey! Bias problems in the measurement of well-being
AbstractThis paper argues that satisfaction data from surveys are biased by varying participant attitudes toward the interview itself. In this manner, interviewees in a German panel study report lower life satisfaction when there is evidence of transient influences like aversion. The empirical findings suggest that researchers of well-being should consider interview-specific factors in order to avoid drawing incorrect conclusions.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
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Subjective well-being; Life satisfaction; Survey design; Measurement error; Response bias; Age-dependent;
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