How Answers on Political Attitudes are Shaped by Interviewers: Evidence from a Panel Survey

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serval:BIB_557B73B8C687
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
How Answers on Political Attitudes are Shaped by Interviewers: Evidence from a Panel Survey
Périodique
Swiss Journal of Sociology
Auteur(s)
Lipps O., Lutz G.
ISSN
0379-3664
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
36
Numéro
2
Pages
345-358
Langue
anglais
Résumé
We analyze whether the interviewers' political opinions have an influence on those of the respondents. The research uses data from a panel survey in which interviewers are randomly assigned to respondents. The results show that the respondents express significantly similar opinions to those of the interviewers in all questions considered. Multilevel models show that more educated respondents are affected to a slightly higher extent and that the interviewer's experience is also a factor. There is no difference between different respondent subgroups or when both interviewers and respondents share the same socio-demographic characteristics. While there is no evidence for respondents wanting to please the interviewers, the hypothesis of socially desirable behavior can indeed be confirmed.
Mots-clé
interviewer effects, multi-level, random interviewer assignment, panel survey, political opinion
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