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Title Are Initial Respondents Different from the Nonresponse Follow-Up Cases? A Study of Probability-Based Web Panelists
Year 2016
Access date 18.07.2017
Abstract Deteriorating response rates and potential substantial nonresponse bias have been the concern for survey researchers. Nonresponse follow-up is not just a way to boost the response rate but also a means to learn our converted respondents, who otherwise would be the nonrespondents. This paper will study the nonresponse follow-up cases within different demographic sub-groups as to how they help reduce nonresponse bias for surveys with different response rates, complexities and topics. This study will utilize survey data collected from respondents from NORC's AmeriSpeak® Panel, a probability-based household panel with extensive effort on nonresponse follow-up. In the initial recruitment, sample units are invited to join AmeriSpeak via contacts by mail and telephone. The second-stage non-response campaign targets a random sub-sample of the nonrespondens from the initial recruitment. Units sampled for the non-response follow-up campaign are sent by express mail a new recruitment package with an enhanced incentive offer.NORC interviewers then make personal visits to the respondents' homes to encourage participation.
Year of publication2016
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations

Web survey bibliography - Joint Statistical Meetings 2016 (13)