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ERIC Number: EJ1148097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0049-1241
Evaluating Bias of Sequential Mixed-Mode Designs against Benchmark Surveys
Klausch, Thomas; Schouten, Barry; Hox, Joop J.
Sociological Methods & Research, v46 n3 p456-489 Aug 2017
This study evaluated three types of bias--total, measurement, and selection bias (SB)--in three sequential mixed-mode designs of the Dutch Crime Victimization Survey: telephone, mail, and web, where nonrespondents were followed up face-to-face (F2F). In the absence of true scores, all biases were estimated as mode effects against two different types of benchmarks. In the single-mode benchmark (SMB), effects were evaluated against a F2F reference survey. In an alternative analysis, a "hybrid-mode benchmark" (HMB) was used, where effects were evaluated against a mix of the measurements of a web survey and the SB of a F2F survey. A special reinterview design made available additional auxiliary data exploited in estimation for a range of survey variables. Depending on the SMB and HMB perspectives, a telephone, mail, or web design with a F2F follow-up (SMB) or a design involving only mail and/or web but not a F2F follow-up (HMB) is recommended based on the empirical findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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