Journal article

Using Cognitive Interviewing and Behavioral Coding to Determine Measurement Equivalence across Linguistic and Cultural Groups: An Example from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

James F Thrasher, Anne CK Quah, Gregory Dominick, Ron Borland, Pete Driezen, Rahmat Awang, Maizurah Omar, Warwick Hosking, Buppha Sirirassamee, Marcelo Boado

FIELD METHODS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

The present study aimed to examine and compare results from two questionnaire pretesting methods (i.e., behavioral coding and cognitive interviewing) in order to assess systematic measurement bias in survey questions for adult smokers across six countries (USA, Australia, Uruguay, Mexico, Malaysia and Thailand). Protocol development and translation involved multiple bilingual partners in each linguistic/cultural group. The study was conducted with convenience samples of 20 adult smokers in each country. Behavioral coding and cognitive interviewing methods produced similar conclusions regarding measurement bias for some questions; however, cognitive interviewing was more likely to identify po..

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