Survey response rate levels and trends in organizational research

  title={Survey response rate levels and trends in organizational research},
  author={Yehuda Baruch and Brooks C. Holtom},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={1139 - 1160}
This study examines the response rates for surveys used in organizational research. We analysed 1607 studies published in the years 2000 and 2005 in 17 refereed academic journals, and we identified 490 different studies that utilized surveys. We examined the response rates in these studies, which covered more than 100,000 organizations and 400,000 individual respondents. The average response rate for studies that utilized data collected from individuals was 52.7 percent with a standard… 

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