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作者 Roeske, Teresa L
書名 The phenomenon of nonresponse in household telephone surveys: Trends and implications
國際標準書號 9780494298961
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說明 146 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 46-02, page: 0764
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Alberta (Canada), 2007
Telephone surveys have become a widely-used research tool. However, rapidly declining response rates and the associated threat of nonresponse bias call into question the validity of data obtained through this method. The research presented in this thesis employs fifteen years of data (1991--2005) obtained from the Alberta Survey, an annual random-digit-dialed household telephone survey conducted by the Population Research Lab at the University of Alberta, to investigate the extent, nature, and implications of declining response rates. Trends in response rates and in the components of nonresponse are investigated as are changes in the degree of nonresponse bias present in five demographic variables, using the index of dissimilarity as a measure of bias. Results demonstrate a substantial decline in response rates and a corresponding increasing level of bias in variables related to respondent education and income. Implications of these results are investigated through poststratification analyses
School code: 0351
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Host Item Masters Abstracts International 46-02
主題 Sociology, Theory and Methods
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Alt Author University of Alberta (Canada)
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