The Effect of the Refusal Avoidance Training Experiment on Final Disposition Codes in ther German ESS 2
English title: The Effect of the Refusal Avoidance Training Experiment on Final Disposition Codes in ther German ESS 2
Author(s): Rainer Schnell - Mark Trappmann -
Type: Report, working paper
The implementation of a Refusal Avoidance Training (RAT) within wave 2 of the German part of the European Social Survey (ESS) successful reduced the amount of reported refusal by nearly 7%. The effect of the reduction was compensated by a nearly equal increase in the proportion of noncontacted designated respondents. This effect may be due to nonrandom allocation of trained interviewers. Further randomized experiments are neccessary to separate the effects of RAT on response rates.
Institution: Center for Quantitative Methods and Survey Research, University of Konstanz
Number of pages: 0