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Coverage Bias in European Telephone Surveys: Developments of Landline and Mobile Phone Coverage across Countries and over Time


Mohorko, Anja; Leeuw, Edith de; Hox, Joop


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Abstract With the decrease of landline phones in the last decade, telephone survey methodologists face a new challenge to overcome coverage bias. In this study we investigate coverage error for telephone surveys in Europe over time and compare two situations: classical surveys that rely on landline only with surveys that also include mobile phones. We analyzed Eurobarometer data, which are collected by means of face-to-face interviews and contain information on ownership of landline and mobile phones. We show that for the period 2000-2009, time has a significant effect on both mobile phone penetration and coverage bias. In addition, the countries’ development significantly affects the pace of these changes.
Thesaurusschlagwörter cell phone; Eurobarometer; telephone interview; Europe; survey research; trend; survey; data collection method; data capture
Klassifikation Erhebungstechniken und Analysetechniken der Sozialwissenschaften
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2013
Seitenangabe 13 S.
Zeitschriftentitel Survey Methods: Insights from the Field (2013)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.13094/SMIF-2013-00002
ISSN 2296-4754
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerz., Keine Bearbeitung