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Earl R. Babbie
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Earl R. Babbie
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Textbook Problem

Construct a set of contingency questions for use in a self-administered questionnaire that would solicit the following information:

A. Is the respondent employed?

B. If unemployed, is the respondent looking for work?

C. If the unemployed respondent is not looking for work, is he or she retired, a student, or a homemaker?

D. If the respondent is looking for work, how long has he or she been looking?

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Contingency questions are those open only to respondents who answered in a certain way to previous questions. For example, a series of questions intended to determine reasons why people stop looking for work should not be asked of those who are still actively looking for work.

Explanation

Answer and explanation:

(This question requires a subjective answer, this is an example.)

A contingency question series may look like the following.

1. Are you currently employed? ____ yes _____ no If you responded no, please go to question 2

2. Are you currently looking for work? ____ yes ____ no

a. If you responded yes, go to question 4

b...

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