Understanding cross-national differences in unit non-response: the role of contact data

Blom, Annelies G. ; Lynn, Peter ; Jäckle, Annette

URL: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications...
Additional URL: https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/92001
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
The title of a journal, publication series: ISER Working Paper Series
Volume: 08-01
Place of publication: Colchester
Publishing house: ISER, University of Essex
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (GESIS)
School of Social Sciences > Data Science (Blom 2017-2022)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Classification: JEL: C42,
Keywords (English): call records , para-data , cross-national surveys , comparative research
Abstract: This paper showcases ways in which contact data can provide useful auxiliary information to study non-response and devise new strategies for statistical adjustment and fieldwork specification in cross-national surveys. We propose a typology of the processes generating contact data and discuss their implications for the utility for methodological research. We also propose criteria for the comparability of contact data in cross-national surveys. To illustrate the potential of contact data, we review existing studies of non-response in cross-national studies. The paper ends with recommendations for cross-national studies, with the aim of increasing the widespread availability and use of standardised contact data.

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