|1.||The separation of a pure measure of accuracy and the decision criterion made possible by SDT can be quite useful in survey research. Each of these can be a distinct source of response error; different approaches are appropriate to address those two sources of error. The application of SDT required to make this separation is quite straightforward for a number of methodological questions in survey research, and involves the use of techniques that are well-understood in SDT.|
|2.||SDT can be integrated into existing approaches for methodological studies in survey research. For example, relatively minor changes or additions would need to be made to planned (full-design) record-check studies in health, or verification studies of income reporting, to apply SDT to the resulting data. Thus, some of the benefits of using SDT can be obtained at relatively low incremental cost to methodological studies now in the planning or design stages.|
|3.||Additional applications of SDT to survey research seem possible, some of which would require advances in the theory or, at a minimum, in the techniques for applying SDT. Such applications might well be fruitful and cost-effective for survey researchers; however, their development will require further effort.|
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