Bookmark and Share

Nonresponse in PIAAC Germany

Nonresponse bei PIAAC Deutschland
[journal article]

Helmschrott, Susanne; Martin, Silke

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(external source)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:http://dx.doi.org/10.12758/mda.2014.010

Further Details
Abstract "Nonresponse is of concern for the quality of survey data, because it may introduce bias into the collected sample. To date, only few studies deal with nonresponse in skills or educational surveys. This paper aims at contributing to this field by identifying the main factors that influenced participation in the first wave of PIAAC Germany, a survey assessing skills of the adult population, conducted in 2011/ 2012. Using bi- and multivariate analyses, we found that age, citizenship, the level of education, the type of house the sampled persons live in, and municipality size were the main factors influencing response to PIAAC Germany. Our findings suggest that, for the effective reduction of nonresponse in skills or education studies, researchers should target persons with a low level of education, foreigners, those living in larger housing units, and big-city dwellers by using appropriate measures at the different stages of the survey process." (author's abstract)
Keywords response behavior; determinants; data capture; data quality; survey research; Federal Republic of Germany
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Free Keywords PIAAC Germany
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 243-266
Journal Methods, data, analyses : a journal for quantitative methods and survey methodology (mda), 8 (2014) 2
Issue topic The implementation of PIAAC in Germany
ISSN 1864-6956
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution