Estimating non-response bias in a survey on alcohol consumption: comparison of response waves.

  title={Estimating non-response bias in a survey on alcohol consumption: comparison of response waves.},
  author={Vivi{\"e}nne M H C J Lahaut and Harrie A M Jansen and Dike van de Mheen and Henk F. L. Garretsen and Jacqueline E. E. Verdurmen and A. P. M. van Dijk},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  volume={38 2},
AIMS According to 'the continuum of resistance model' late respondents can be used as a proxy for non-respondents in estimating non-response bias. In the present study, the validity of this model was explored and tested in three surveys on alcohol consumption. METHODS The three studies collected their data by means of mailed questionnaires on alcohol consumption whereby two studies also performed a non-response follow-up. RESULTS Comparisons of early respondents, late respondents and non… CONTINUE READING

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