Nonresponse bias and early versus all responders in mail and telephone surveys.

@article{Siemiatycki1984NonresponseBA,
  title={Nonresponse bias and early versus all responders in mail and telephone surveys.},
  author={Jack Siemiatycki and Scott B. Campbell},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={120 2},
  pages={291-301}
}
Mail and telephone survey methods, with or without follow-up by other methods, are cost-effective alternatives to the conventional home interview approach. However, it has long been thought that they are especially susceptible to nonresponse bias. The study addressed this issue in the context of parallel mail and telephone health surveys carried out in Montreal. The mail strategy among 1,555 adults achieved 68.5% response and follow-up by telephone and home interview increased response to 80.9… CONTINUE READING

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