Estimation for sensitive characteristics using optional randomized response technique

Estimation for sensitive characteristics using optional randomized response technique This paper considers the problem of procuring honest responses to estimate the population mean of sensitive quantitative characteristics. It aims at pointing out that potential difference between sub-populations seems to be unnoticed under the usual optional randomized response technique. To make an extension to cover all the situations, we propose two alternative survey procedures that enable us to estimate the mean and the variance unbiasedly. Estimation for the sensitivity level of a question is under consideration as well. Efficiency comparisons have also been carried out to study the performances of the proposed procedures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Estimation for sensitive characteristics using optional randomized response technique

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-007-9082-6
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Abstract

This paper considers the problem of procuring honest responses to estimate the population mean of sensitive quantitative characteristics. It aims at pointing out that potential difference between sub-populations seems to be unnoticed under the usual optional randomized response technique. To make an extension to cover all the situations, we propose two alternative survey procedures that enable us to estimate the mean and the variance unbiasedly. Estimation for the sensitivity level of a question is under consideration as well. Efficiency comparisons have also been carried out to study the performances of the proposed procedures.

Journal

Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 13, 2007

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