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Volume 2, issue 1 (2024)

A Multimode Strategy to Contact Participants and Collect Responses in a Supplement to a Longitudinal Household Survey

Angie Kistler, Westat, USA
Sandra Decker, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, USA
Darby Steiger, SSRS, USA
Jessica Novik, Westat, USA

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) annual Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) collects data on Americans’ health care expenditures and use. In seeking to understand connections between these topics and social determinants of health, AHRQ and Westat conducted a new MEPS supplemental study in 2021 using a multimode (web and paper) instrument. All [...]

contact protocol, longitudinal research, MEPS, multimode, self-administered questionnaire, social determinants of health, web survey,

Designing Effective Mobile Phone Surveys: Insights from Mozambique on Optimizing Call Attempts and Evaluating Response, Refusal, and Contact Rates among Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Ilgi Bozdag, UNHCR, Denmark
Hyunju Park, UNHCR, Denmark

This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of the call attempts and sample design phase in Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) when applied to forcibly displaced populations. The sampling frame consisted of 680 individuals from initial batch and 1400 individuals from the latter which was currently updated, all refugees and asylum seekers. Data was [...]

CATI, forced displacement, Mozambique, non-settlements, phone-surveys, Refugees, survival analysis, UNHCR,

Ten Hypotheses Generated for Increasing Survey Response Propensity Among Immigrants and Inhabitants of Socially Disadvantaged Areas

Nora Theorin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Sebastian Lundmark, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

In democracies, surveys play a key role in policy decision-making. That immigrants and people living in socially disadvantaged areas are especially unlikely to participate in surveys might, therefore, lead to their opinions not being considered to the same extent as those of others. However, the mechanisms for nonresponse among these groups are relatively unknown, even [...]

Immigration, Internal political efficacy, Nonresponse, Socially disadvantaged areas, Survey self-efficacy,

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