« Back to Glossary IndexFactual judgment question
A question that requires respondents to remember autobiographical events and use that information to make judgments. In principle, such information could also be obtained by other means of observation, such as comparing survey data with administrative records (if such records exist). Factual judgment questions can be about a variety of things, such as figure-based facts (e.g., date, age, weight), events (e.g., pregnancy, marriage), and behaviors (e.g., smoking, media consumption).
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