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Extended Field Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Non-response Bias

Hall, Julia and Brown, Victoria and Nicolaas, Gerry and Lynn, Peter (2013) 'Extended Field Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Non-response Bias.' Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique, 117 (1). pp. 5-25. ISSN 0759-1063

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Abstract

<jats:p> We examine the effects on survey estimates of extended interviewer efforts to gain survey response, including refusal conversion attempts and attempts to make contact with difficult-to-contact sample members. Previous research on this topic has identified that extended efforts do appear to affect estimates, and in ways that seem consistent with bias reduction. We extend the previous research in three ways. First, we provide the first study of changes over time in the effects of extended efforts on estimates. We study change in the UK over a ten-year period. Second, we use a more precise measure of the difficulty of contact and third, we assess the effects of extended efforts conditional on weight adjustments for non-response estimates as well as on unweighted sample statistics. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:49
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7166

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