Best-Friend Reports: an instrument for Measuring the Prevalence of Sensitive Behaviors

Best-Friend Reports: an instrument for Measuring the Prevalence of Sensitive Behaviors

S. Yeatman and J. Trinitapoli jointly developed the best-friend device. S. Yeatman developed the concept for the article, performed the analyses, and had written all of the article. J. Trinitapoli encouraged from the analysis and contributed towards the writing of this article.

Abstract

We introduce the best-friend methodology for making use of studies to assess the populace prevalence of sensitive and painful habits. We prove the potency of this device by comparing self-reports to best-friend reports of intimate behavior and abortion history among young ladies in Malawi (letter = 1493). Best-friend reports reveal higher and much more believable quotes of abortion and numerous partners that are sexual. In contexts by which close friends commonly discuss such actions, best-friend reports are a cheap and simply implemented device. Read more