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Oversampling in relation to differential regional response rates

Oversampling bezüglich unterschiedlichem regionalen Antwortverhalten
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Pickery, Jan; Carton, Ann

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Abstract "Response rates of face-to-face surveys often show regional variation. In larger cities e.g., response typically will be lower than in smaller villages. Following current survey practices, substitution of survey non-respondents is no longer recommended. In order to achieve an adequate regional representation of the population in a survey, differential regional oversampling can be an option. The authors show how regional ineligible rates and response rates of previous surveys can be used in a multilevel analysis to obtain residuals that form the basis for the computation of an ineligible correction and a regional oversampling factor for subsequent surveys. They argue that this oversampling design is a good alternative or complement to nonresponse weighting. The authors illustrate their approach with the sampling procedure used for the last edition of the yearly survey on social and cultural changes in the Flemish region." (author's abstract)
Keywords Belgium; response behavior; regional comparison; regional difference; small town; large city; population; analysis; weighting; multivariate analysis; social change; cultural change; region; report
Classification Research Design; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 83-92
Journal Survey Research Methods, 2 (2008) 2
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications