Publications

Communicative influences in standardized question situations: The case of implicit collaboration

addresses communication in standardized questioning situations (such as interviews or questionnaires) involving survey researchers and respondents as interactants / although these standardized procedures were developed to control or eliminate language effects that might obscure the result, Strack and Schwarz show that such standard formats cannot prevent respondents from adhering to the norm of cooperative communication, interpreting subtle cues such as question order or response alternatives to infer what kind of information the researcher wants to get (from the introduction); [discuss standardized questioning situations] as a special case of natural conversations and present findings suggesting that such a perspective may be fruitful to help us better understand a great number of influences that have been labelled 'response effects' (from the chapter); collaboration and understanding: natural conversations and standardized questioning / collaboration and the metatheories of standardized questioning / empirical evidence: conversational maxims and question answering in standardized situtations (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)