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Cabrera, Laura Y.; Reiner, Peter B. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2018
Between-subject design surveys are a powerful means of gauging public opinion, but critics rightly charge that closed-ended questions only provide slices of insight into issues that are considerably more complex. Qualitative research enables richer accounts but inevitably includes coder bias and subjective interpretations. To mitigate these…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Slez, Adam; O'Connell, Heather A.; Curtis, Katherine J. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2017
Areal data have been used to good effect in a wide range of sociological research. One of the most persistent problems associated with this type of data, however, is the need to combine data sets with incongruous boundaries. To help address this problem, we introduce a new method for identifying common geographies. We show that identifying common…
Descriptors: Data, Data Processing, Geographic Information Systems, Research Methodology
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Tarray, Tanveer A.; Singh, Housila P.; Yan, Zaizai – Sociological Methods & Research, 2017
This article addresses the problem of estimating the proportion Pi[subscript S] of the population belonging to a sensitive group using optional randomized response technique in stratified sampling based on Mangat model that has proportional and Neyman allocation and larger gain in efficiency. Numerically, it is found that the suggested model is…
Descriptors: Models, Efficiency, Sampling, Research Problems
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Solanki, Ramkrishna S.; Singh, Housila P. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2016
In this article, first we obtained the correct mean square error expression of Gupta and Shabbir's linear weighted estimator of the ratio of two population proportions. Later we suggested the general class of ratio estimators of two population proportions. The usual ratio estimator, Wynn-type estimator, Singh, Singh, and Kaur difference-type…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematical Concepts, Generalization, Statistical Analysis
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Singh, Housila P.; Tarray, Tanveer A. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2015
In this article, we have suggested a new modified mixed randomized response (RR) model and studied its properties. It is shown that the proposed mixed RR model is always more efficient than the Kim and Warde's mixed RR model. The proposed mixed RR model has also been extended to stratified sampling. Numerical illustrations and graphical…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Efficiency, Comparative Analysis
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Pokropek, Artur – Sociological Methods & Research, 2015
This article combines statistical and applied research perspective showing problems that might arise when measurement error in multilevel compositional effects analysis is ignored. This article focuses on data where independent variables are constructed measures. Simulation studies are conducted evaluating methods that could overcome the…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Simulation, Evaluation Methods
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Rohwer, Goetz – Sociological Methods & Research, 2015
The heterogeneous choice model (HCM) has been proposed as an extension of the standard logit and probit models, which allows taking into account different error variances of explanatory variables. In this note, I show that in an important special case, this model is just another way to specify an interaction effect.
Descriptors: Models, Statistical Analysis, Selection, Error of Measurement
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