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Transforming Qualitative Survey Data: Performance Comparisons for the UK

Driver, Ciaran and Urga, Giovanni (2004) 'Transforming Qualitative Survey Data: Performance Comparisons for the UK.' Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 66 (1). pp. 71-90.

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Abstract

This paper assesses different ways of converting qualitative data obtained in surveys into quantitative indices for a number of economic variables. The research reported here focuses on the main UK employers’ business survey for manufacturing – the CBI industrial trends survey. Six response variables are investigated – plant and machinery investment, output, employment, exports, price and cost. We find that the balance statistic is a satisfactory method of transforming three of the variables: investment, output and exports.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Financial and Management Studies
ISSN: 03059049
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2004.00070.x
Depositing User: Mutsa Marau
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2010 11:02
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/10518

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