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Survey Nonresponse by Robert M. Groves


Survey Nonresponse by Robert M. Groves

A compendium of up-to-date research in survey nonresponse Survey Nonresponse compiles theoretical and empirical research by noted experts to provide a current review of the field. It covers the behavioral underpinnings of non-response, its impact on the error structure of survey estimates, and current methods of adjusting the estimation process to account for nonresponse. The volume combines literatures from social science and statistics to present a complete picture of modern methods of design and estimation in the face of missing survey data. The book is divided into four sections that discuss these fundamental issues: Alternative perspectives on causes and consequences of nonresponseCurrent theory and practice in survey protocols to reduce nonresponse ratesHow nonresponse varies systematically by various design featuresStatistical inference accounting for nonresponse Survey Nonresponse can be used as a supplementary text for graduate students in survey methodology courses, or as a reference for researchers and professionals. It offers a balanced approach, up-to-date research, and thoroughly modern thinking on this vital subject. This title has been named the 2011 American Association for Public Opinion Research Award winner. It is the Association's lifetime achievement award.


This volume provides current nonresponse literature to survey practitioners, and could prove to be a good reference book for graduate students in survey research and methodology. ( Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 2004)

Suitable as a supplementary text for graduate students in survey methodology courses, and as a reference for researchers and professionals. (Reference & Research Book News, February 2002)

...another product of the Survey Research Methodology Section of the American Statistical Association...This book is an outgrowth of the International Conference on Survey Nonresponse... Technometrics, Vol. 44, No. 3, August 2002)

About the Author

ROBERT M. GROVES, PhD, is a professor and a senior research scientist at the University of Michigan. He is also Director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, a consortium of the University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and Westat. DON A. DILLMAN, PhD, is Professor of Sociology and Rural Sociology at Washington State University, a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization, and previously a senior survey methodologist at the U. S. Census Bureau. JOHN L. ELTINGE, PhD, is a senior mathematical statistician at the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and an associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University. RODERICK J. A. LITTLE, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and a senior research scientist at its Institute for Social Research.

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Publication date

11th October 2001


Robert M. Groves

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John Wiley & Sons Inc


520 pages


Research methods: general
Probability & statistics



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