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Measures of respondent privacy in randomized response surveys. (English) Zbl 1365.62024
Chaudhuri, Arijit (ed.) et al., Data gathering, analysis and protection of privacy through randomized response techniques: qualitative and quantitative human traits. Amsterdam: Elsevier/North Holland (ISBN 978-0-444-63570-9/hbk; 978-0-444-63571-6/ebook). Handbook of Statistics 34, 341-351 (2016).
Summary: Socioeconomic surveys are often done on highly personal and sensitive or stigmatizing issues. In such surveys randomized response techniques are popular, as opposed to direct questions, since these techniques do not require a respondent to disclose his true status. Though it is evident that these techniques protect the privacy of a respondent in general, the quantum of protection available from such techniques, vis-√°-vis the estimation efficiency, is also of interest. Some researchers have focused on this aspect and measures of jeopardy are available for situations where the sensitive variable is qualitative and the objective is to estimate the proportion of persons in the population who belong to the sensitive group. Measures of privacy protection are also available for cases where the variable of interest is quantitative, both for discrete and continuous variables. In this chapter, some of the available measures of privacy protection will be described.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1349.62001].
62D05 Sampling theory, sample surveys
94A50 Theory of questionnaires
62P25 Applications of statistics to social sciences
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