If i'm high and bored I do surveys, I like knowing that my drug use is being used for research on drugs
apparently these days, design your survey with a line from totally disagree to totally agree. On that line is a cursor which the respondent can drag to any point on the line, to indicate their level of agreement. That way you can measure someone's agreement in a very fine grained way
I'd be skeptical about whether this could truly be treated as a proper interval or ratio datum though. How one approaches such scaling (likely distortingly) would likely depend on characteristics of the participant, aspects of the probe questions, context in the survey at large, etc.
I agree. These are all sources of error that would arise, but also from Likert scales that get used a lot for attitudinal survey research.
oh wow, I feel embarrassed, sorry about that.
I complete drug surveys with hopes that it could be used to take the stigma off of drug users.
Indeed (I shoulda noted so)...I'm not even sure if treating them quantitatively as a single ordinal variable makes sense....although in the general linear model, Likert scales are often coded into dichotomous dummy vars, right?
That's an interesting reason. Does that mean you will scan a survey first to see whether it might portray drug users in a good or bad light before completing? (Not that this is ever immediately obvious, but there are usually hints in the way the survey is written, I find.)