# Dealing with nonresponse in survey sampling: a latent modeling approach

@article{Matei2012DealingWN, title={Dealing with nonresponse in survey sampling: a latent modeling approach}, author={Alina Matei and Maria Giovanna Ranalli}, journal={arXiv: Methodology}, year={2012} }

Nonresponse is present in almost all surveys and can severely bias estimates. It is usually distinguished between unit and item nonresponse: in the former, we completely fail to have information from a unit selected in the sample, while in the latter, we observe only part of the information on the selected unit. Unit nonresponse is usually dealt with by reweighting: each unit selected in the sample has associated a sampling weight and an unknown response probability; the initial sampling weight…

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