Explaining cross‐country differences in survey contact rates : application of decomposition methods

Blom, Annelies G.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-985X.2011.01006.x
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227693756...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A, Statistics in Society
Volume: 175
Issue number: 1
Page range: 217-242
Place of publication: Oxford
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0035-9238 , 1467-985X
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > SFB 884
School of Social Sciences > Methoden d. empirischen Sozialforschung insbes. Internet Panel Survey-Forschung (Juniorprofessur) (Blom 2012-2017)
Subject: 310 Statistics
Keywords (English): Contact rate , Cross-national surveys , Decomposition analysis , Survey data collection
Abstract: Survey contact rates differ across countries. However, to date the reasons for these cross-country differences have not been identified. Differences can be due to differences in survey characteristics, differences in population characteristics and differences in processes, i.e. in the association between the first and second reasons and contact propensity. The paper investigates correlates of contact by decomposing cross-country differences in predicted mean contact propensities into these three components. The findings explain which fieldwork strategies and population characteristics are related to cross-country differences in contact rates. The analyses distinguish factors explaining within-country contact propensity from factors explaining cross-country differences. We demonstrate the suitability of decomposition methods for analysing group differences in survey outcomes.

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