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Generalized Trust in Surveys: From Scales to Dragons

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Title: Generalized Trust in Surveys: From Scales to Dragons
Authors: Lundmark, Sebastian
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2015
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Parts of work: I. Lundmark, Sebastian, Mikael Gilljam, and Stefan Dahlberg. 2015. “Measuring Generalized Trust: An Examination of Question Wording and the Number of Scale Points.” Public Opinion Quarterly.

II. Lundmark Sebastian and Mikael Gilljam. 2015. “Panel Conditioning on Political and Social Attitudes: Evidence from a Seven-Wave Randomized Experiment.” Paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 70th Annual Conference 2015, Hollywood, FL, USA.

III. Lundmark, Sebastian and Andrej Kokkonen. 2014. “Subjective Assessment and Objective Number of Immigrants: Impact on Generalized Trust and Attitudes toward Immigrants.” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association (APSA) 111th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

IV. Lundmark, Sebastian. 2015. “Gaming Together: When an imaginary world affects generalized trust.” Journal of Information Technology & Politics 12 (1): pp. 54–73.

Date of Defence: 2016-01-29
Disputation: kl. 13.15, Torgny Segerstedtssalen, Universitetets huvudbyggnad, Vasaparken 1, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
Keywords: Generalized Trust
Survey Methodology
Survey Experiments
Panel Studies
Abstract: Generalized trust has been one of the frequently researched attitudes in political and social sciences. Although this type of trust saw its real breakthrough in the theories about social capital, offered by Robert D. Putnam in 1993, the survey measurement was created in the 1940s. Despite this, only a handful of studies evaluate generalized trust from a survey measurement perspective. This thesis presents four articles aiming to rectify this shortcoming by employing a measurement error per... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9682-9
ISSN: 0346-5942
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