Estimating the extent of deceitful behaviour using crosswise elicitation models

Hopp, Christian; Speil, Alexander (2019). Estimating the extent of deceitful behaviour using crosswise elicitation models Applied Economics Letters, 26(5), pp. 396-400. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13504851.2018.1486007

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Eliciting deceitful behaviour is a daunting task. Respondents oftentimes conceal wrongdoings and refrain from truthfully responding to sensitive questions. In this work, we employ advancements in randomized response techniques to overcome the neglect of respondents to truthfully reveal deceitful behaviour. Our results report that the studied crosswise elicitation model reveals high levels of deceitful behaviour (around 60% admitted deceit by respondents). If respondents can be convincingly assured of their anonymity, the crosswise models (CMs) outperform several variants of elicitation techniques such as direct questioning and item-sum. We also emphasize the use of CMs to generalize findings from laborious experiments to larger populations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Business > Business Foundations and Methods

Name:

Hopp, Christian0000-0002-4095-092X and
Speil, Alexander

ISSN:

1350-4851

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christian Hopp

Date Deposited:

16 Sep 2020 12:25

Last Modified:

16 Sep 2020 12:25

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/13504851.2018.1486007

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Deceit, dishonest behaviour, misconduct, ethics, experimental methods, survey techniques

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.11982

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/11982

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