Randomized Response describes an innovative survey technique designed to overcome the difficulties associated with sensitive or embarrassing questions. It shows how the randomized response method can protect survey respondents and minimize bias. It also shows how the technique can estimate parameters of both qualitative and quantitative measures, test subgroup differences, and perform bivariate and multivariate analyses.

The Randomized Response Technique

It may not be widely known that in a firing squad, not all the marksmen have live bullets. In Utah, for example, the only state that employs this form of capital punishment, one of the five sharpshooters, at random, is given a rifle loaded with a blank. The purpose is so that each can maintain that he had fired the ...

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