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ERIC Number: EJ905439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
Improving the Use of Self-Generated Identification Codes
Schnell, Rainer; Bachteler, Tobias; Reiher, Jorg
Evaluation Review, v34 n5 p391-418 Oct 2010
In panel studies on sensitive topics, respondent-generated identification codes are often used to link records across surveys. However, usually a substantial number of cases are lost due to the codes. These losses may cause biased estimates. Using more components and linking the codes by the Levenshtein string distance function will reduce the losses. In a simulation study and two field experiments, the proposed procedure outperforms the methods previously applied. (Contains 14 notes and 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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