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Cernat, Alexandru; Lynn, Peter – Field Methods, 2018
This article is concerned with the extent to which the propensity to participate in a web face-to-face sequential mixed-mode survey is influenced by the ability to communicate with sample members by e-mail in addition to mail. Researchers may be able to collect e-mail addresses for sample members and to use them subsequently to send survey…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Mass Media Role
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Felderer, Barbara; Müller, Gerrit; Kreuter, Frauke; Winter, Joachim – Field Methods, 2018
Respondent incentives are widely used to increase response rates, but their effect on nonresponse bias has not been researched as much. To contribute to the research, we analyze an incentive experiment embedded within the third wave of the German household panel survey "Panel Labor Market and Social Security" conducted by the German…
Descriptors: Incentives, Evidence, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Family (Sociological Unit)
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Garvey, Rick; Pedersen, Eric R.; D'Amico, Elizabeth J.; Ewing, Brett A.; Tucker, Joan S. – Field Methods, 2018
Conducting intervention studies with homeless populations can be difficult, particularly in terms of retaining participants across multiple sessions and locating them for subsequent follow-up assessments. Homeless youth are even more challenging to engage due to substance use, mental health problems, wariness of authority figures, and frequent…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Youth Problems, Substance Abuse
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Mittereder, Felicitas; Durow, Jen; West, Brady T.; Kreuter, Frauke; Conrad, Frederick G. – Field Methods, 2018
Standardized interviewing (SI) and conversational interviewing are two approaches to collect survey data that differ in how interviewers address respondent confusion. This article examines interviewer-respondent interactions that occur during these two techniques, focusing on requests for and provisions of clarification. The data derive from an…
Descriptors: Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Data Collection, Interviews
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Chan, Randolph C. H.; Mak, Winnie W. S.; Pang, Ingrid H. Y.; Wong, Samuel Y. S.; Tang, Wai Kwong; Lau, Joseph T. F.; Woo, Jean; Lee, Diana T. F.; Cheung, Fanny M. – Field Methods, 2018
The present study examined whether, when, and how motivational messaging can boost the response rate of postal surveys for physicians based on Higgin's regulatory focus theory, accounting for its cost-effectiveness. A three-arm, blinded, randomized controlled design was used. A total of 3,270 doctors were randomly selected from the registration…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Physician Patient Relationship, Randomized Controlled Trials, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lowe, Andrew; Norris, Anthony C.; Farris, A. Jane; Babbage, Duncan R. – Field Methods, 2018
An important aspect of qualitative research is reaching saturation--loosely, a point at which observing more data will not lead to discovery of more information related to the research questions. However, there has been no validated means of objectively establishing saturation. This article proposes a novel quantitative approach to measuring…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Measurement Techniques
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Flachs, Andrew – Field Methods, 2018
Free listing exercises are common and informative ways to explore shared bodies of knowledge and practice, and they can probe widely experienced phenomena in daily life. However, even with a representative sample, this method can suffer under common conditions in anthropological fieldwork: Respondents forget to list items, they fail to provide…
Descriptors: Surveys, Efficiency, Accuracy, Research Methodology
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Park, Hyunjoo; Lee, Jaehwan – Field Methods, 2018
Behavior coding is used to detect issues in questionnaires by flagging interactions between survey respondents and interviewers when their interactions deviate from standardized interviewing. It has become a popular method for evaluating survey questionnaire quality and has been used mostly in Western countries, with little research being done in…
Descriptors: Coding, Behavior, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Sunghee; Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen I.; McClain, Colleen; Kim, Hyun-Jun; Suzer-Gurtekin, Z. Tuba – Field Methods, 2018
One of the implicit assumptions in survey research is lower response rates by sexual minorities than by nonminorities. With rapidly changing public attitudes toward same-sex marriage, we reconsider this assumption. We used data from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey that include contact history data for all sample families as well…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality
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Lacy, Michael G.; Snodgrass, Jeffrey G.; Meyer, Mary C.; Dengah, H. J. Francois, II; Benedict, Noah – Field Methods, 2018
The most widely used formal approach to culture, the cultural consensus theory (CCT) of Romney, Weller, and Batchelder, originally relied on a priori definitions of cultural groups to map their unity and diversity. Retaining key features of classical CCT, we provide techniques to identify two or more cultural subgroups in a sample, whether those…
Descriptors: Culture, Subcultures, Cultural Differences, Theories
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Gummer, Tobias; Blumenstiel, Jan Eric – Field Methods, 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…
Descriptors: Bias, Field Studies, Interviews, Response Rates (Questionnaires)
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Tyler, Kimberly A.; Olson, Kristen – Field Methods, 2018
We assessed the feasibility of ecological momentary assessment using short message service (SMS) surveying with 150 homeless youth. We found that on average, participants completed 18.8 days of texts, but 30% of youth (N = 44) had texting data on 28 or more days. The average number of texts answered per day was 8.49 (of a possible 11). Forty-three…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Surveys, Synchronous Communication, Feasibility Studies
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Wallace, Danielle; Cesar, Gabriel; Hedberg, E. C. – Field Methods, 2018
We estimate the difference in the chance of giving a socially undesirable response, one that violates social norms, by administration mode (online or in person) for a self-administered questionnaire (SAQ). We do this by evaluating open-ended responses to a photographic stimulus designed to generate undesirable responses. We test five variables:…
Descriptors: Surveys, Mixed Methods Research, Responses, Social Desirability
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Harling, Guy; Perkins, Jessica M.; Gómez-Olivé, Francesc Xavier; Morris, Katherine; Wagner, Ryan G.; Montana, Livia; Kabudula, Chodziwadziwa W.; Bärnighausen, Till; Kahn, Kathleen; Berkman, Lisa – Field Methods, 2018
Social network analysis depends on how social ties to others are elicited during interviews, a process easily affected by respondent and interviewer behaviors. We investigate how the number of self-reported important social contacts varied within a single data collection round. Our data come from Health and Aging in Africa: a Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Social Networks
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Németh, Renáta; Luksander, Alexandra – Field Methods, 2018
Despite much literature on interviewer effects, limited attention has been paid to party preference surveys, although the effect is expectedly strong in this field. This article analyzes interviewer effects in a face-to-face political survey. Specifically, we are interested in whether the interviewer's own party preference has an effect on the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interviews, Political Attitudes, Surveys
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