One legacy of Mazanec: binary questions are a simple, stable and valid measure of evaluative beliefs

Sara Dolnicar, Friedrich Leisch
  • International Journal of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 2012, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/17506181211265059

What is it about?

This study shows that simple binary YES NO questions outperform some of the more popular answer formats.

Why is it important?

To understand something, you must be able to measure it validly. If you do not, results are wrong at best and misleading at worst.


Professor Sara Dolnicar
University of Queensland

The area of measurement in the social sciences is close to my heart. If we do not measure properly the things we want to understand, we can never learn anything about them at all.

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