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Are anchoring vignettes ratings sensitive to vignette age and sex?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22083845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anchoring vignettes are commonly used to study and correct for differential item functioning and response bias in subjective survey questions. Self-assessed health status is a leading example. A crucial assumption of the vignette methodology is 'vignette equivalence': The health status of the person described in the vignette must be perceived by all respondents in the same way. We use data from a survey experiment conducted with a sample of almost 5000 older Americans to validate this assumption. We find weak evidence that respondents' vignette ratings may be sensitive to the sex and, for older respondents, also to the age (implied by the first name) of the person described in the vignette. Our findings suggest that vignette equivalence may not hold, at least if the potentially subtle connotations of vignette persons' names are not fully controlled. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Authors:
Hendrik Jürges; Joachim Winter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health economics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1099-1050     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306780     Medline TA:  Health Econ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany. juerges@uni-wuppertal.de.
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