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AAPOR 2014

Big data and new technologies to do survey research. These were in my view the two themes of the 2014 AAPOR conference . The conference …

Are item-missings related to later attrition?

A follow up on last month’s post . Respondents do seem to be less compliant in the waves before they drop out from a panel …

Do respondents become sloppy before attrition?

I am working on a paper that aims to link measurement errors to attrition error in a panel survey. For this, I am using the British …

Personality predicts the likelihood and process of attrition in a panel survey

Studies into the correlates of nonresponse often have to rely on socio-demographic variables to study whether respondents and …

Longitudinal interview outcome data reduction: Latent Class and Sequence analyses

Frauke Kreuter once commented on a presentation I gave that I should really be looking at sequence analysis for studying attrition in …

A great lecturer, and the contextuality of nonresponse

I love watching videos from Richard Feynman on Youtube. Apart from being entertaining, Feynman in the video below does explain quite …

My prayers on peer-reviewed datasets are instantly answered

Three weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that I think that it would be great if we could have a journal on peer-reviewed datasets (along …

Imagine we have great covariates for correcting for unit nonresponse...

I am continuing on the recent article and commentaries on weighting to correct for unit nonresponse by Michael Brick, as published in …

To weight or to impute for unit nonresponse?

This week, I have been reading the most recent issue of the Journal of Official Statistics , a journal that has been open access since …

Publish your data

This morning, an official enquiry into the scientific conduct of professor Mart Bax concluded that he had committed large-scale …