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Understanding Cross-National Differences in Unit Non-Response: The Role of Contact Data

Lynn, P and Jackle, AE and Blom, AG (2010) 'Understanding Cross-National Differences in Unit Non-Response: The Role of Contact Data.' In: Harkness, J and Braun, M and Edwards, B and Johnson, TP and Lyberg, LL and Mohler, PP and Pennell, B and Smith, TW, (eds.) Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts. John Wiley & Sons Inc., creators - J=E4ckle=3AAnnette_E=3A=3A. ISBN 978-0-470-17799-0

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Abstract

This paper showcases ways in which contact data can provide useful auxiliary information to study non-response and devise new strategies for statistical adjustment and fieldwork specification in cross-national surveys. We propose a typology of the processes generating contact data and discuss their implications for the utility for methodological research. We also propose criteria for the comparability of contact data in cross-national surveys. To illustrate the potential of contact data, we review existing studies of non-response in cross-national studies. The paper ends with recommendations for cross-national studies, with the aim of increasing the widespread availability and use of standardised contact data.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 15:47
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:47
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10728

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