Randomized Item Response Models

  • Jean-Paul Fox
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


Item responses can be masked before they are observed via a randomized response mechanism. This technique is used to protect individuals and improve their willingness to answer truthfully. Various traditional randomized response sampling techniques are discussed and extended to a multivariate setting. So-called randomized item response models will be introduced for analyzing multivariate randomized response data. This class of models can also be extended to handle explanatory information at di_erent hierarchical levels. The models discussed are particularly suitable for analyzing sensitive individual characteristics and their relationships to background variables.


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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Fox
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  1. 1.Department of Research Methodology, Measurement, and Data Analysis Faculty of Behavioral SciencesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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