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A comprehensive, one-stop guide to identifying, reducing, and managing nonresponse in household surveys Nonresponse and its impact on the sample selection mechanism of a survey is a common problem that often arises while collecting survey data. Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys is a complete guide to handling the nonresponse problem, outlining statistical methods and techniques for improving response rates and correcting response data. The authors begin with an introduction to the nonresponse problem along with basic concepts and definitions. Subsequent chapters present current theories and methods that enable survey researchers to skillfully account for nonresponse in their research. Exploring the latest developments in the field, the book also features: An introduction to the R-indicator as an indicator of survey quality Discussion of the different causes of nonresponse Extensive treatment of the selection and use of auxiliary information Best practices for re-approaching nonrespondents An overview of advanced nonresponse correction techniques Coverage of adaptive survey design Throughout the book, the treatment of each topic is presented in a uniform fashion. Following an introduction, each chapter presents the key theories and formulas underlying the topic and then illustrates common applications. Discussion concludes with a summary of the main concepts as well as a glossary of key terms and a set of exercises that allows readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Examples using real survey data are provided, and a related website features additional data sets, which can be easily analyzed using Stata or SPSS software. Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys is an essential reference for survey researchers working in the fields of business, economics, government, and the social sciences who gather, analyze, and draw results from data. It is also a suitable supplement for courses on survey methods at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.Content: Chapter One The Nonresponse Problem (pages 1–25): Chapter Two Basic Theoretical Concepts (pages 26–62): Chapter Three Reducing Nonresponse (pages 63–83): Chapter Four Nonresponse and the Mode of Data Collection (pages 84–121): Chapter Five Analysis of Nonresponse (pages 122–146): Chapter Six An International Comparison of Nonresponse (pages 147–177): Chapter Seven Nonresponse and Representativity (pages 178–208): Chapter Eight Weighting Adjustment Techniques (pages 209–246): Chapter Nine Selection of Auxiliary Variables (pages 247–288): Chapter Ten Re?Approaching Nonrespondents (pages 289–326): Chapter Eleven The Use of Response Propensities (pages 327–352): Chapter Twelve Analysis and Adjustment Accounting for the Cause of Nonresponse (pages 353–394): Chapter Thirteen Adaptive Survey Designs (pages 395–417): Chapter Fourteen Item Nonresponse (pages 418–442): Chapter Fifteen Miscellaneous Topics (pages 443–468):
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