Table 4

Honesty in Internet trials in comparison with other modes of data collection
Provide false information regarding sensitive health issues (any mode of data collection) (n=361)
Would never make a false statement 269 (72.6)
Could possibly make a false statement 99 (27.4)
Mode of data collection most likely to make a false statement (n=86)
personal interview 48 (54.7)
 mean rank for Internet~ 3.65
 median rank for Internet~ 4
Internet 26 (30.2)
 mean rank for personal interview~ 3.88
 median rank for personal interview~ 4

~1=most likely to make false statement, 4=least likely to make false statement.

Mathieu et al.

Mathieu et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:162   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-162

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