Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys: Experiments on Question Form, Wording, and Context

Published on Mar 1, 1996
Howard Schuman56
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Scope and Method Question Order and Response Order Open versus Closed Questions The Assessment of No Opinion The Fine Line between Attitudes and Nonattitudes Measuring a Middle Position Balance and Imbalance in Questions The Acquiescence Quagmire Passionate Attitudes Intensity, Centrality, and Committed Action Attitude Strength and the Concept of Crystallization Tone of Wording Some Final Thoughts on Survey Research and Research on Surveys Appendix A: Mysteries of Replication and Non-Replication Appendix B: Special Sampling and Interviewing Problems Appendix C: Education and Information Measures Appendix D: Additional Items and Codes Bearing on Acquiescence
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