The purpose of this report is to describe a relatively new interviewing technique and examine its potential use in the field of highway safety research. This technique, which intends to encourage truthful responses in personal interviews on sensitive issues, is known as the Randomized Response Technique (RRT). After a brief introduction in Chapter I, Chapter II outlines the theoretical development of the technique, from its inception by Warner in 1965. Chapter III presents the results of some of the more pertinent field research, conducted on such topics as illegitimacy, abortion and drug usage, and then Chapter IV describes HSRC's efforts to extend application of the technique in the area of highway safety. From its experience with the RRT, HSRC concludes that much additional field research is needed before the technique can be of any great value to highway safety researchers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hochberg, Y
    • Stutts, J C
    • Reinfurt, D W
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-175, Interim Report
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM