coverage

Interviewer Invovlement in Sample Selection Shapes the Relationship between Response Rates and Data Quality

Several studies have shown that high response rates are not associated with low bias in survey data. This paper shows that, for face-to-face surveys, the relationship between response rates and bias is moderated by the type of sampling method used. …

Sampling Nomads: A New Technique for Remote, Hard-to-Reach, and Mobile Populations

Livestock are an important component of rural livelihoods in developing countries, but data about this source of income and wealth are difficult to collect due to the nomadic and seminomadic nature of many pastoralist populations. Most household …

Undercoverage Rates and Undercoverage Bias in Traditional Housing Unit Listing

Many face-to-face surveys use field staff to create lists of housing units from which samples are selected. However, housing unit listing is vulnerable to errors of undercoverage: Some housing units are missed and have no chance to be selected. Such …

Performance of the Half-Open Interval Missed Housing Unit Procedure

The half-open interval procedure seems to offer an inexpensive method of reducing undercoverage in housing unit frames during data collection. Interviewers check the areas near their selected cases, and, if they find any units missing from the frame, …

Confirmation Bias in Housing Unit Listing

Using an experimental repeated listing design, this article demonstrates the presence of confirmation bias in dependent housing unit listing. We find evidence that when provided with an initial listing to update in the field, listers tend not to add …

Does the Inclusion of Non-Internet Households in a Web Panel Reduce Coverage Bias?

The LISS online panel has made extra efforts to recruit and retain households that were not regular users of the internet into the study. Households were provided with computers and/or internet when necessary. Including these cases made the panel …