Measuring, Explaining and Adjusting for Cross-Country Differences in Unit Nonresponse: What Can Paradata Contribute?

Mitarbeiter in diesem Projekt:

The analysis of cross-national survey data can be hindered by unit non-response. It is not uncommon for the countries in a cross-national survey to have very different response rates. This raises awareness amongst analysts of the potential for differential non-response errors, which might bias estimates of differences between countries. Research on cross-national differences in nonresponse and nonresponse bias, however, is still scarce, partly due to a scarcity of auxiliary data permitting such analyses. Process data (or paradata) are auxiliary data about the data collection process and can be suitable for nonresponse analyses in cross-national surveys if they are available across countries for both respondents and nonrespondents. The process data researched in this project are contact (or call-record) data and interviewer observations of the neighbourhood primarily in the European Social Survey. The project investigates the role that paradata play in the measurement, analysis and adjustment of unit nonresponse in cross-national surveys.

Aus diesem Projekt hervorgegangene Publikationen:
  • Blom, Annelies; de Leeuw, Edith D.; Hox, Joop J. (2010): Interviewer Effects on Nonresponse in the European Social Survey, MEA Discussion Paper 202-10
  • Blom, Annelies; Jäckle, Annette; Lynn, Peter (2010): The Use of Contact Data in Understanding Cross-National Differences in Unit Non-Response, Harkness, J. et al. (eds.), Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional, and Multicultural Contexts, Wiley & Sons, New York.
  • Blom, Annelies (2009): Nonresponse Bias Adjustments: What Can Process Data Contribute?, ISER Working Paper 2009-21
  • Blom, Annelies (2009): Understanding Cross-Country Differences in Contact Rates, ISER Working Paper 2009-08
  • Blom, Annelies (2008): Measuring Nonresponse Cross-Nationally, ISER Working Paper 2008-41
  • Blom, Annelies; Lynn, Peter; Jäckle, Annette (2008): Understanding Cross-National Differences in Unit Non-Response: The Role of Contact Data, ISER Working Paper 2008-01

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