The Delivery Matters: Examining Reactivity in Question Answering

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Riley Foreman , Missouri State University
Erin Buchanan , Missouri State University
Meaning/purpose in life scales were examined in various delivery methods (computer, handwritten) to determine the effect of item order on question reactivity. Results indicated that inter-item correlations were not consistent, and actually reversed signs (i.e., positive to negative) across computer and handwritten forms.