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.
Quality & Quantity – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 13, 2007
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