The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
MEMum presents the second article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Responses Sets (aka response styles) in responding to questionnaires/similar (old article)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member


    This is probably the oldest article I've ever linked to. It's from 1968. But still relevant today I think. It describes how people can have different tendencies in how they respond to questionnaires (and the like) which can lead to biased responses.

    I think it may be something I will reference in the future if I want to make such points so am posting it here as there may be the odd other person interested in it.

    I read the phrase "response sets" recently in a paper on the (widely used) SF-36 questionnaire.
    They described having differently ways of asking some of the questions to try to avoid the problem of response set effects:

    Headings from the response sets article:


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