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Estimating the size of measurement errors of the Satisfaction With Democracy survey indicator for different scales, countries and languages

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dc.contributor.author Poses, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Revilla, Melanie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-01T15:31:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-01T15:31:26Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/45921
dc.description.abstract The Satisfaction With Democracy (SWD) indicator is often used in research. However, while there is debate about which concept it measures, the discussion about the size of its measurement errors (how well it measures the underlying concept) is scarce. Nonetheless, measurement errors can affect the results and threaten comparisons across studies/countries/languages. Thus, in this paper, we estimated the measurement quality (complement of measurement errors) of the SWD indicator for seven response scales across 38 country-language groups, using multitrait-multimethod experiments from the European Social Survey. Results show that measurement errors explain from 16% (11-point scale) to 54% (4-point scale) of the variance in the observed responses. We also provide insights to improve questionnaires and evaluate the indicator’s comparability across scales/countries/languages.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries RECSM Working Paper Series;61
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided that the original work is properly attributed.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other Satisfaction with democracy (SWD)
dc.subject.other Measurement errors
dc.subject.other Measurement quality
dc.subject.other European Social Survey (ESS)
dc.subject.other Multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) experiments
dc.subject.other Social indicators
dc.title Estimating the size of measurement errors of the Satisfaction With Democracy survey indicator for different scales, countries and languages
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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