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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-140
Randomised Response Technique-An Innovative Method To Measure Culturally Sensitive Variables : Results From A Pilot Study



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Research questions: What is the advantage of Randomized Response Technique (RRT) over the conventional Direct Interview (DI) and Anonymous Questionnaire (AQ) in the assessment of culturally sensitive variables? Objectives: To compare the efficacy of the three methods, namely RRT, DI and AQ in the measurement of prevalence of Pre/Extra marital sex. Study design: Cross sectional study, using the three methods. Setting: A pilot study in a given community in Pondicherry. Statistical analysis: Probability equations. Results: The prevalence of pre/extra marital sex in the study population by the DI, AQ and RRT methods were 0%, 6% and 10% respectively in this pilot study. Conclusion: RRT improves validity of measurement of culturally sensitive variables both by ensuring a high participation in the study and by enabling a true response by assuring full confidentiality of information.


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