Role of Incentives in Data Construction

I am interested in how the incentives of those who collect or produce data impact the quality of the data. In surveys, the motivations of both interviewers and respondents can shape the data that are collected. Administrative data quality is affected by the interests of the firms and people who record it. And often the quality of training data produced by crowd workers or other types of human-in-the-loop AI is similarly impacted by the incentives of those doing the coding.

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Stephanie Eckman
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I specialize in understanding data quality and the social construction of data.

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Many large-scale government surveys do not have the budget or time to conduct experiments to assess the effects of questionnaire …

Motivated misreporting occurs when respondents give incorrect responses to questions to shorten a survey interview. Previous research …

The Consumer Expenditure interview survey consists of a 90 minutes of filter questions about putchases in categories such as, clothing, …

Do respondents underreport purchases in later waves to avoid follow up questions? CE respondents take part in four waves of the …