Olena Kaminska

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Non-technical summary Among many questions asked in surveys some questions ask people to reveal unpleasant sides of themselves. These questions may ask about behaviours that are not socially accepted (e.g. drug use) or not socially approved (e.g. not voting in elections). A challenge for survey design has been to improve survey reports of unpleasant(More)
The Understanding Society survey includes what is known as an 'Innovation Panel' sample (IP). This sample of originally 1500 households is used to test different methods for conducting longitudinal surveys in order to produce the highest quality data. The results from the Innovation Panel provide evidence about the best way to conduct a longitudinal survey(More)
Panel surveys involve interviewing the same set of people repeatedly over time. Researchers who carry out such surveys often discuss whether it is beneficial to assign to each sample member the same interviewer who interviewed them on the previous occasion. Furthermore, they would like to know how beneficial, as there are often costs associated with(More)
We assess whether the probability of a sample member cooperating at a particular wave of a panel survey is greater if the same interviewer is deployed as at the previous wave. Previous research on this topic mainly uses non-experimental data. Consequently, a) interviewer change is generally non-random, and b) continuing interviewers are more experienced by(More)
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