Skip to main content

Dealing with non-ignorable non-response by using an ‘enthusiasm-to-respond’ variable

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

In the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSSAL), it is recognized that non-response is unlikely to be ignorable. In some surveys, in addition to the response variables of interest, there may also be an ‘enthusiasm-to-respond’ variable which is expected to be related to the probabilities of item and unit response. Inference techniques to deal with non-ignorable non-response, based on a propensity-to-respond score, can be developed when there are both item and unit non-responders. For the NATSSAL data, an interviewer-measured interviewee embarrassment variable is combined with demographics to produce a score for the propensity to respond. The necessary likelihood development is outlined and alternative approaches to interval estimation are compared. The methodology is illustrated through an estimation of virginity from NATSSAL data.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Bootstrap; Estimation; Non-ignorable non-response; Propensity score; Sample surveys

Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: University College London, UK

Publication date: 1998-01-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more