Skip to main content

The long-term effectiveness of refusal conversion procedures on longitudinal surveys

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Summary. 

Survey organizations often attempt to ‘convert’ sample members who refuse to take part in a survey. Persuasive techniques are used in an effort to change the refusers’ minds and to agree to an interview. This is done to improve the response rate and, possibly, to reduce non-response bias. However, refusal conversion attempts are expensive and must be justified. Previous studies of the effects of refusal conversion attempts are few and have been restricted to cross-sectional surveys. The criteria for ‘success’ of a refusal conversion attempt are different in a longitudinal survey, where for many purposes the researcher requires complete data over multiple waves. The paper uses data from the British Household Panel Survey from 1994 to 2003 to assess the long-term effectiveness of refusal conversion procedures in terms of sample sizes, sample composition and data quality.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Data collection; Non-response bias; Panel surveys; Refusal conversion; Survey non-response

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Publication date: 2006-07-01

  • 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
X
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