Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses

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Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses. / Jæger, Mads Meier.

In: Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2019, p. 156-184.

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Jæger, MM 2019, 'Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses', Sociological Methods & Research, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 156-184. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124116672677

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Jæger, M. M. (2019). Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses. Sociological Methods & Research, 48(1), 156-184. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124116672677

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Jæger MM. Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses. Sociological Methods & Research. 2019;48(1):156-184. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124116672677

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Jæger, Mads Meier. / Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses. In: Sociological Methods & Research. 2019 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 156-184.

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