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Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2020-05

Mode effects


Publication date

11 Mar 2020


In this paper we review existing research on different modes of survey data collection, with a focus on research using Understanding Society on the effect of mode on participation, the effect on data quality, and the cost implications of mixing modes. We also provide a brief review of research on the quality of data collected with the new methods that go beyond survey questionnaires, focusing on experimental work using the Understanding Society Innovation Panel. 


Information And Communication Technologies and Survey Methodology

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