Accession Number:

AD0644017

Title:

A STUDY OF CALL-BACK POLICIES IN SAMPLE SURVEYS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Factors effecting the performance of a call-back policy are the response biases at successive calls, the available budget and planned sample size, the relative costs of repeated calls, and the desired level of accuracy. By using a mathematical model due to Deming and collecting numerical data on response rates and biases from surveys in practice, this paper presents a systematic evaluation of the effects of these factors and gives advice on the number of calls that should be prescribed for a proposed survey. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE