Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys / Edition 1

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The failure to sample people is a major threat to the statistical inference of surveys. Survey designers spend much effort creating surveys that will reduce the non-response rate. This book is the result of an eight year research program that collected unprecedented data sets on respondents and nonrespondents by matching these groups to the 1990 US census records.
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Addresses issues critical to dealing with nonresponse in surveys, reducing nonresponse during survey data collection, and constructing statistical compensations for the effects of nonresponse on key survey estimates. Factors examined include the likelihood of contact, household characteristics, social environment, the interviewer, and householder-interviewer interactions. How survey design affects participation, and practical survey design acknowledging nonresponse are also discussed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
" important resource for professional sand students?as well as those who use survey methods or data in business, government, and academia." (Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 961, 2001/11)

2008 AAPOR (American Association for Public Opinion Research) Book of the Year

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471182450
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Wiley Series in Survey Methodology Series , #65
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT M. GROVES, PhD, is Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Survey Errors and Survey Costs and Chief Editor of Telephone Survey Methodology, both available from Wiley.

MICK P. COUPER, PhD, is Assistant Research Scientist in the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.

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Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Survey Participation 1
2 A Conceptual Framework for Survey Participation 25
3 Data Resources for Testing Theories of Survey Participation 47
4 Influences on the Likelihood of Contact 79
5 Influences of Household Characteristics on Survey Cooperation 119
6 Social Environmental Influences on Survey Participation 155
7 Influences of the Interviewers 191
8 When Interviewers Meet Householders: The Nature of Initial Interactions 219
9 Influences of Householder-Interviewer Interactions on Survey Cooperation 247
10 How Survey Design Features Affect Participation 269
11 Practical Survey Design Acknowledging Nonresponse 295
References 323
Index 341
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