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A Comparison of Recall and Diary Food Expenditure Data

Brzozowski, M and Crossley, TF and Winter, J (2017) 'A Comparison of Recall and Diary Food Expenditure Data.' Food Policy, 72. 53 - 61. ISSN 0306-9192

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Abstract

Recall food expenditure data, which is the basis of a great deal of empirical work, is believed to suffer from considerable measurement error. Diary records are believed to be more accurate. We study an unusual data set that collects recall and diary data from the same households and so allows a direct comparison of the two methods of data collection. The diary data imply measurement errors in recall food expenditure data that are substantial, and which do not have the properties of classical measurement error. However, we also present evidence that the diary measures are themselves imperfect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: expenditure; survey data; measurement error; recall bias
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17377

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