English title: Estimation of Response Bias in the European Social Survey: Using Information from Reluctant Respondents

Author(s): Jaak Billiet - Michel Phillippens - Rory Fitzgerald - Ineke A.L. Stoop -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2007


Central to the methodological quality of the first round of the European Social Survey (ESS) was the principal of equivalence in cross national measurement. The survey was therefore designed with equivalence as its driving force and included features such as the requirement for random probability samples, effective sample sizes, clear specifications for fieldwork institutes, clear rules for interviewers about the mode, number and timing of contact attempts with all sample units and the documentation of all contact attempts using standardised forms.

Volume: 23

Issue: 2

From page no: 135

To page no: 162

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Journal of Official Statistics

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