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dc.contributor.authorSchenker, Rolfen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-06T15:40:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-06T15:40:53Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50382-
dc.description.abstractThis paper compares quantitative and qualitative data on firm level. The data is taken from two Swiss investment surveys. This has not yet been done in the literature. We will see that the mean change in investment of firms planning to increase (decrease) investments is positive (negative). In contrast, the mean change in investment of firms indicating no change is indeed virtually zero. Carlson & Parkin (1975) assume the quantitative observations to follow a normal distribution. Other research (e.g. Dasgupta & Lahiri 1992) has been done assuming other distributions. In this paper we show that the micro data does not follow a normal, logistic or exponential distribution. Furthermore, we adopt the response functions presented by Ronning (1984) to the investment data. They help us to determine the share of firms giving the different qualitative statement for every instance of the quantitative data. We will show that with larger (smaller) quantitative changes, more firms give positive (negative) qualitative statements.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKOF Zürichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKOF working papers // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 169en_US
dc.subject.jelC5en_US
dc.subject.jelE22en_US
dc.subject.jelC42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordResponse Functionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordInvestment surveyen_US
dc.subject.keywordQualitative responseen_US
dc.subject.keywordContingency Tableen_US
dc.subject.stwMikrodatenen_US
dc.subject.stwInvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwStatistische Verteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwQualitatives Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleComparing quantitative and qualitative survey dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn583153267en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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