Comparison of Different Measurements of Donating

Short Description: The module „Comparison of Different Measurements of Donating” is a survey experiment. It compares the donation question asked in the SOEP with the donation question asked in the GfK CharityScope Panel. The reason for the experiment is that the results of these two surveys differ strongly with regard to the donation rate and the donation volume in Germany.

Experimental Details: The SOEP and the GfK CharityScope Panel use different questions to measure donating behavior which may account for the differences in donation estimates between the two studies. Participants were randomly allocated to one of four conditions to test the effects of different wording on estimates of donating behavior: 1) SOEP question given as a self-report item, 2) SOEP question asked by the interviewer, 3) GfK question given as a self-report item, and 4) GfK question asked by the interviewer.

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Karsten Schulz-Sandhof, Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen [E-Mail],

2018

3086

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im_donat, donat_01, donat_a1, donat_a3, donat_a3b, donat_a3c, donat_a2, donat_a4, donat_a4b, donat_a4c, donat_b1, donat_b3, donat_b3b, donat_b3c, donat_b2, donat_b4, donat_b4b, donat_b4c

04/2021