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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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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: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 03059049
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2010 11:02

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