• Journal Article

The Unrelated Question Randomized Response Model: Theoretical Framework

Citation

Greenberg, B. G., Abul-Ela, A. L., Simmons, W. R., & Horvitz, D. (1969). The Unrelated Question Randomized Response Model: Theoretical Framework. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 64(326), 520-539.

Abstract

This paper develops a theoretical framework for the unrelated question randomized response technique suggested by Walt R. Simmons. The statistical efficiency of this technique is compared with the Warner technique under situations of both truthful and untruthful responses. Methods of allocating the total sample to each of two subsamples required by the unrelated question approach are developed. Recommendations are made concerning choices of values for those parameters which can be assigned at the discretion of the investigator