Study objectives: In order to increase the value of randomized response techniques (RRTs) as tools for studying sensitive issues, the present study investigated whether the prevalence estimate for a sensitive item π̂$_{s}$ assessed with the unrelated questionnaire method (UQM) is influenced by changing the probability of receiving the sensitive question p.

Material and methods: A short paper-and-pencil questionnaire was distributed to 1.243 university students assessing the 12-month prevalence of physical and cognitive doping using two versions of the UQM with different probabilities for receiving the sensitive question (p ≈ 1/3 and p ≈ 2/3). Likelihood ratio tests were used to assess whether the prevalence estimates for physical and cognitive doping differed significantly between p ≈ 1/3 and p ≈ 2/3. The order of questions (physical doping and cognitive doping) as well as the probability of receiving the sensitive question (p ≈ 1/3 or p ≈ 2/3) were counterbalanced across participants. Statistical power analyses were performed to determine sample size.

Results: The prevalence estimate for physical doping with p ≈ 1/3 was 22.5% (95 ... mehr

Material and methods: A short paper-and-pencil questionnaire was distributed to 1.243 university students assessing the 12-month prevalence of physical and cognitive doping using two versions of the UQM with different probabilities for receiving the sensitive question (p ≈ 1/3 and p ≈ 2/3). Likelihood ratio tests were used to assess whether the prevalence estimates for physical and cognitive doping differed significantly between p ≈ 1/3 and p ≈ 2/3. The order of questions (physical doping and cognitive doping) as well as the probability of receiving the sensitive question (p ≈ 1/3 or p ≈ 2/3) were counterbalanced across participants. Statistical power analyses were performed to determine sample size.

Results: The prevalence estimate for physical doping with p ≈ 1/3 was 22.5% (95 ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT |
Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS) |

Publikationstyp |
Zeitschriftenaufsatz |

Jahr |
2018 |

Sprache |
Englisch |

Identifikator |
ISSN: 1932-6203 URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-831059 KITopen ID: 1000083105 |

Erschienen in |
PLoS one |

Band |
13 |

Heft |
5 |

Seiten |
e0197270 |

Vorab online veröffentlicht am |
15.05.2018 |

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