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Who Is Telling the Truth ? : A Validation Study on Determinants of Response Behavior in Surveys

Who Is Telling the Truth ? : A Validation Study on Determinants of Response Behavior in Surveys

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PREISENDÖRFER, Peter, Felix WOLTER, 2014. Who Is Telling the Truth ? : A Validation Study on Determinants of Response Behavior in Surveys. In: Public Opinion Quarterly. 78(1), pp. 126-146. ISSN 0033-362X. eISSN 1537-5331. Available under: doi: 10.1093/poq/nft079

@article{Preisendorfer2014-02-19Telli-47568, title={Who Is Telling the Truth ? : A Validation Study on Determinants of Response Behavior in Surveys}, year={2014}, doi={10.1093/poq/nft079}, number={1}, volume={78}, issn={0033-362X}, journal={Public Opinion Quarterly}, pages={126--146}, author={Preisendörfer, Peter and Wolter, Felix} }

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