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Misreporting to Looping Questions in Surveys: Recall, Motivation and Burden

Looping questions are used to collect data about several similar events, such as employment spells, retirement accounts, or marriages. The loops gather information about the number of events experienced as well as details about each one. The …

Assessing the Mechanisms of Misreporting to Filter Questions in Surveys

To avoid asking respondents questions that do not apply to them, surveys often use filter questions that determine routing into follow-up items. Filter questions can be asked in an interleafed format, in which follow-up questions are asked …

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 …