Event promotes cooperation to tackle nonresponse on household surveys

Nonresponse in surveys like Understanding Society is the focus of an international event being held today and tomorrow in London and co-organised by ISER and NatCen.

The International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse brings together a range of experts and interested parties involved in household surveys to encourage co-operation on research projects seeking to address the issues surrounding non response, such as participants refusing to take part or dropping out.

A special session has been devoted to nonresponse on Understanding Society and presentations on the survey include:

  • The role of mode in respondents’ decisions about participation in the fifth wave of Understanding Society’s Innovation Panel: findings from a qualitative follow up study
  • Non-contact and refusal among immigrants: Wave 2 attrition in Understanding Society Targeting households to issue to web to maximize web full household response
  • The role of email addresses and email contact in encouraging CAWI response in a mixed mode design

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