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299Re: The accuracy of a survey

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  • Ingo Klein
    Jul 11, 2004
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      Hello Joshi,

      Statistically, no answer is better than a wrong one.
      Hence I suggest to emphasise anonymity and the
      importance of being "honest", that often has a
      positive effect.

      best,

      Ingo

      --- "Joshi, Adarsh" <adarsh@...> wrote: >
      > Dear Colleagues,
      >
      > I am trying to design a survey for college students.
      > One of the critical
      > questions of the survey would be the respective GPAs
      > of the concerned
      > students. However, I am skeptical if people,
      > especially those with GPAs in
      > the lower range, would choose to answer this
      > question. And there's a
      > possibility that many people may answer the
      > questions wrongly. This might
      > lead to a sample bias and the conclusions of the
      > survey might be all wrong.
      > Hence, I seek your help on tackling this problem.
      > Please let me know what
      > you feel about the situation. Are there any books or
      > published articles on
      > the topic that you know of?
      >
      > Awaiting your response,
      > Adarsh Joshi
      >
      >
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