On the reliability of survey results


Grant Data
Project Title
On the reliability of survey results
Principal Investigator
Professor Tung, Samuel Shui Liang   (Principal investigator)
Duration
3
Start Date
1996-04-25
Completion Date
1996-07-15
Amount
0
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Other Funding Scheme
Funding Year
1995/1996
Status
Completed
Objectives
In "The Rhetoric of Economics", McClosky (1983) started a radical reassessment of the nature of economics as a science. Some of his ideas have been praised, while others have been criticized (see, for example Gladwell and Coats 1984; Rosenberg 1992, pp. 30-55; Maki 1995). At one point, McCloskey berated other economists for their negative views toward the use of questionnaires in research. The purpose of this note is to comment on McCloskey's defense of the questionnaire as a means of collecting scientific data.