Representativeness in panel surveys

Publication type

Journal Article

Published in

Mathematical Population Studies

Authors

Annamaria Bianchi and Silvia Biffignandi

Publication date

Summary

A panel is a set of units recruited and used in successive surveys. When the sample unit is the household, so-called R-indicators together with the comparison of distributions of certain variables to those known in the total population help to measure the representativeness of the panel. The method is applied to Understanding Society, a U.K. household longitudinal study. At each wave, under- and over-represented groups of individuals are identified. This allows the implementation of better survey designs and procedures to reduce the bias of nonresponse.

Volume and page numbers

24, 126-143

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08898480.2016.1271650

ISSN

16

Subjects

Statistical Mathematics, Demography and Survey Methodology

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