Interviewer effects on non-response propensity in longitudinal surveys: a multilevel modelling approach

Harvey Goldstein, Rebecca Vassallo, Gabriele B Durrant, Peter W F Smith

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Abstract

The paper investigates two different multilevel approaches, the multilevel crossclassified and the multiple-membership models, for the analysis of interviewer effects on wave non-response in longitudinal surveys. The models proposed incorporate both interviewer and area effects to account for the non-hierarchical structure, the influence of potentially more than one interviewer across waves and possible confounding of area and interviewer effects arising from the non-random allocation of interviewers across areas. The methods are compared by using a data set: the UK Family and Children Survey.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-99
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A
Volume178
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Area effect
  • Cross-classified models
  • Family and Children Study
  • Interviewer effects
  • Multiple-membership models

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