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The use of respondent incentives in PIAAC: the field test experiment in Germany

Der Einsatz von Antwortanreizen bei PIAAC: Feldtest-Experiment in Deutschland

Martin, Silke; Helmschrott, Susanne; Rammstedt, Beatrice

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Abstract "In PIAAC, each participating country was required to attain a response rate of at least 50 percent, as long as evidence was provided that there was either no or only low nonresponse bias in the data. Achieving 50 percent is a challenge for face-to-face surveys in most Western countries and also in Germany. Previous research showed that the use of incentives is an effective tool to increase response rates in different kinds of surveys. However, incentives may have differential effects on certain socio-demographic groups, because the perceived benefits of an incentive are subjective. To assess the effects of incentives on response rate and nonresponse bias, an experiment with three incentive treatments (10 Euro-coin, 25 Euro and 50 Euro in cash) was implemented in the German PIAAC field test. Results show that response rates increased as the incentive increased. With regard to nonresponse bias, the results are less explicit. According to logistic regressions, the main factors for participation in the 50 Euro condition are age, citizenship, and municipality size and in the 25 Euro condition, only municipality size. Bivariate analyses put these results into perspective. For all treatment groups, a low potential for bias is visible, and there is no statistical evidence that response distributions of the realized sample across treatments are different." (author's abstract)
Thesaurusschlagwörter response behavior; incentive system; data capture; interview; survey research; Federal Republic of Germany
Klassifikation Erhebungstechniken und Analysetechniken der Sozialwissenschaften
Freie Schlagwörter PIAAC
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2014
Seitenangabe S. 223-242
Zeitschriftentitel Methods, data, analyses : a journal for quantitative methods and survey methodology (mda), 8 (2014) 2
Heftthema The implementation of PIAAC in Germany
ISSN 2190-4936
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung