Spain, Barcelona

Measurement Errors in Surveys

when 6 July 2016 - 7 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week

It will be shown how to use the program to predict a quality estimate, and how to use these quality estimates to correct for measurement errors in the analysis of the relationships between variables.

More precisely, the following topics will be discussed in the course:

- A simple introduction of structural equation modeling (SEM)

- Definition of the reliability, validity and quality of survey questions

- Estimation of reliability, validity and quality of questions using MTMM experiments

- Prediction of the quality using the Survey Quality predictor (SQP)

- Differences in correlations and regression coefficients across methods and countries

- Very different results are obtained when correction for measurement errors is applied

- How to correct correlations and SEM models for measurement errors

- Results obtained when estimates of the quality of the questions based on MTMM and predictions by SQP

Target group

Students, researchers, business professionals who need to develop good quality surveys and/or need to apply appropriate and up-to-date statistical methods. At the conclusion of the Summer School, participants will receive a certificate for each course and with the number of hours attended.

Course aim

This course discusses the problem of measurement errors in survey research. It will be shown what are the consequences of the errors in the results of the research. It will also be shown how large the differences are in results assuming perfect measurement and taking into account the fact that there are measurement errors.

Fee info

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