299Re: The accuracy of a survey
- Jul 11, 2004Hello 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
--- "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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