Social Desirability Bias and Mode Effect
Jun 5 2015
Social desirability bias, a tendency of survey respondents to answer questions in a manner that will be viewed more favorably by others, is well-documented, but the latest findings from PEW Research comparing Web and phone survey results show that this...
Research You Can't Trust
Jun 1 2015
One of the most talked-about social studies from the last year is a fraud: the finding was a lie because the research never happened . Last year, UCLA grad student Michael LaCour and Columbia University political scientist Donald Green published...
The Older Americans Act Turns 50!
May 20 2015
This year is the 50 th anniversary of the Older Americans Act which was passed by Congress to provide comprehensive services for older adults and establish a federal entity, the Administration on Aging, tasked with delivering these services. Since the...