Cognitive testing of questions to measure family violence: CS11-613/99-1E-PDF

"In 1998 the Questionnaire Design Resource Centre of Statistics Canada undertook cognitive testing of the questions on spousal violence and senior abuse for the 1999 General Social Survey on Victimization. The testing provided unique challenges in the design of the cognitive methods used due to the nature of the survey topic. The findings of this research demonstrate how cognitive testing can be used to test questions on sensitive issues. Moreover, the cognitive testing was instrumental in demonstrating that a national quantitative survey on victimization can collect information on spousal violence and senior abuse"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Social Survey Methods Division.
Title Cognitive testing of questions to measure family violence
Series Title Working paper ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note "SSMD-99-001 E." "August 1999." Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada].
Date 1999.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-613/99-1E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-613E
Subject Terms Family violence, Surveys