A comprehensive framework for both reduction of nonresponse and
postsurvey adjustment for nonresponse
This book provides guidance and support for survey statisticians
who need to develop models for postsurvey adjustment for
nonresponse, and for survey designers and practitioners attempting
to reduce unit nonresponse in household interview surveys. It
presents the results of an eight-year research program that has
assembled an unprecedented data set on respondents and
nonrespondents from several major household surveys in the United
Within a comprehensive conceptual framework of influences on
nonresponse, the authors investigate every aspect of survey
cooperation, from the influences of household characteristics and
social and environmental factors to the interaction between
interviewers and householders and the design of the survey itself.
Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys:
* Provides a theoretical framework for understanding and studying
household survey nonresponse
* Empirically explores the individual and combined influences of
several factors on nonresponse
* Presents chapter introductions, summaries, and discussions on
practical implications to clarify concepts and theories
* Supplies extensive references for further study and inquiry
Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys is an important
resource for professionals and students in survey
methodology/research methods as well as those who use survey
methods or data in business, government, and academia. It 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
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