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Better information from survey data - filtering out state dependene using eye-tracking data, Psychometrika

Abstract

Ideally, survey respondents read and understand survey instructions, questions, and response scales, and provide answers that carefully reflect their beliefs, attitudes, or knowledge. However, respondents may also arrive at their responses using cues or heuristics that facilitate the production of a response, but diminish the targeted information content. We use eye-tracking data as covariates in a Bayesian switching-mixture model to identify different response behaviors at the item–respondent level. The model distinguishes response behaviors that are predominantly influenced either positively or negatively by the previous response, and responses that reflect respondents’ preexisting knowledge and experiences of interest. We find that controlling for multiple types of adaptive response behaviors allows for a more informative analysis of survey data and respondents.

Type

Article

Author(s)

Ulf Bockenholt, Joachim Bueschken

Date Published

2021

Citations

Bockenholt, Ulf, and Joachim Bueschken. 2021. Better information from survey data - filtering out state dependene using eye-tracking data. Psychometrika.

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