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ERIC Number: EJ1176370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-822X
Experimental Evidence on Reducing Nonresponse Bias through Case Prioritization: The Allocation of Interviewers
Gummer, Tobias; Blumenstiel, Jan Eric
Field Methods, v30 n2 p124-139 May 2018
To reduce nonresponse bias in surveys, it has been suggested that researchers allocate additional fieldwork efforts to cases with low estimated response propensity. If these efforts are successful, nonresponse bias may be reduced by changing the variance of response propensities and hence the covariance between response propensities and variables of interest. The present study provides experimental evidence about how to intervene on low-propensity cases through interviewer selection and allocation in telephone surveys. The results suggest that this intervention can successfully increase cooperation rates for the low-propensity group and reduce nonresponse bias without increasing field costs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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