Binary Choice Questions: Compelling Findings About the Coronavirus

Conformity Bias: How Social Desirability Can Affect Survey Research

Conformity Bias occurs when the respondent gives an answer that is socially desirable rather than an answer that reflects their true feelings. This bias in the data compromises the value of the data and our analysis.

Ranked Choice Voting – The Strategy To Winning RCV Elections

Current experience with an RCV election shows a lack of transparency, ease, or simplicity. But it’s not clear how to win RCV elections.

How a Bad Survey Checklist Question Can Confuse Findings

Checklist questions are one of the more common survey question types, and they are also used heavily in data collection forms, which are a form of survey. And for good reason. You can get specific, actionable answers to a question – if the question is written correctly. A poorly designed checklist question can hide problems and confuse interpretation.

Ranked Choice Voting: The Good, The Opaque, The End Game

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a different voting process that is being pushed due to purported benefits. This article describes the concept along with its pros and its cons.

Ambiguous Questions: The Biggest Mistake in Survey Question Writing

Surveys are conducted to learn how some group feels. If the survey questions are flawed, then we don’t learn and may be misled. Ambiguous questions — questions whose phrasing leads to multiple interpretations — are the single biggest mistake made by survey designers. And perhaps a fatal one.

Survey Question Type Choice: More Than One Way to Skin That Importance Cat

Various survey question types can be used to measure something. The choices have trade-offs between analytical usefulness of the data and respondent burden.