Survey experiences and later survey attitudes, intentions and behaviour
2008 (English)In: Journal of Official Statistics, ISSN 0282-423X, Vol. 24, no 1, 99.113- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Three random samples (n=693, participation rate 72%) were studied from a Swedish "survey on surveys", called ASSETS: (1) A sample of previous respondents in a panel telephone survey (LFS-sample), (2) A sample of previous respondents in a comprehensive personal interview survey (SLC-sample), and (3) A sample from the general population (comparison group). Broadly speaking, neither positive nor negative "effects" of participating in LFS were demonstrated, except that the LFS-sample had a higher response rate in ASSETS than the comparison group, but this might partly be explained by the LFS sample not being a random sample from the general population since they were all respondents in a previous survey. Participating in the SLC appeared, on average, to have changed certain survey attitudes and intentions in a negative way. These effects applied first and foremost to those who reported pressure to take part in the SLC. It is suggested that pressing respondents to participate in an extensive survey might produce negative attitudes to future surveys, and that this might contribute to a deterioration of the survey climate.
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2008. Vol. 24, no 1, 99.113- p.
survey climate, nonresponse, refusal, attitude, response burden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17194ISI: 000268944900007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17194DiVA: diva2:183714