Measuring interviewer effects in SHARE Germany

Blom, Annelies G. ; Korbmacher, Julie M.

Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2011
The title of a journal, publication series: SHARE working paper series
Volume: 03-11
Place of publication: München
Publishing house: SHARE-ERIC
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > VWL insb Makroök u Wirtschaftspol (Börsch-Supan 1989-2011)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Classification: JEL: C81 , C83,
Keywords (English): Interviewer characteristics , conceptual framework , unit nonresponse , item nonresponse , measurement error , interviewer questionnaire , paradata
Abstract: Interviewer effects are found across all types of interviewer-mediated surveys crossing disciplines and countries. While studies describing interviewer effects are manifold, identifying characteristics explaining these effects has proven difficult. This paper proposes a conceptual framework of interviewer characteristics for explaining interviewer effects. The framework encompasses four dimensions of interviewer characteristics: general interviewer attitudes, interviewers’ own behavior, interviewers’ experience with measurements, and interviewers’ expectations. An interviewer questionnaire based on this conceptual framework was implemented on the fourth wave of SHARE Germany in early 2011. An exploratory analysis of the interviewer data collected shows associations between the response and consent rates that interviewers expect to achieve and the other dimensions of interviewer characteristics.

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