Does Transparency Affect Survey Research?

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Principal investigator:

Yanna Krupnikov

Stony Brook University



Sample size: 766

Field period: 09/27/2015-01/22/2016

Experimental Manipulations

Change in information about public posting.

Outcome Variables:

Variables determined by previous research on social desirability. Includes measures to sensitive issues (e.g. abortion) and measures asked as part of the GfK panel (e.g. income, turnout).

Summary of Results

Summary of Findings: 

Given that our goals were to consider a research question, we use a variety of tests to analyze diffences in patterns in outcome variables by our manipulation and by self-monitoring. We find some evidence that public posting information affects responses to our outcome measures.