The distribution of Understanding Society interviews by day of the week

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Understanding Society Working Paper Series


Yara Richter

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The timing of face-to-face in-home interviews on a large social survey is of interest, both because it may affect the costs of data collection and because it may affect the survey data in certain ways. However, the timing is not under the control of researchers as it depends on both the working practices of interviewers and the availability and preferences of householders. This paper presents exploratory analysis of the distribution of Understanding Society interviews, waves 1 to 5, over days of the week.

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