Title

Analysing Misleading Discrete Responses: A Logit Model Based On Misclassified Data

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2005

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

This study presents an alternative to direct questioning and randomized response approaches to obtain survey information about sensitive issues. The approach used here is based on a logit model that can be used when survey data on the dependent variable are misclassified. The method is applied to a direct survey of undergraduate cheating behaviour. Student responses may not always be truthful. In particular, a student claiming to be a non-cheater may actually be a cheater. The results indicate that the incidence of cheating in our sample is approximately 70% rather than the self-reported value of 51%.

Publication Title

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Volume

67

Issue

1

First Page

105

Last Page

113