Survey Estimation Under Informative Non-Response with Follow-up


Laaksonen, Seppo and Chambers, Ray (2005) Survey Estimation Under Informative Non-Response with Follow-up. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 23pp. (S3RI Methodology Working Papers, (M05/02) ).

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This paper deals with survey estimation when there is partial follow-up of sample non-response. Two different approaches that make use of the follow-up data are presented, the first based on weighting and the other on prediction, with appropriate variance estimators developed for each case. A simulation evaluation of these approaches using synthetic data and informative non-response is then used to contrast them with a basic weighting approach that does not take advantage of the follow-up survey. Our results indicate that the new approaches lead to significant improvement as far as estimation of the population total is concerned.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
ePrint ID: 14072
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:04
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14072

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