Keeping in Contact with Mobile Sample Members

TitleKeeping in Contact with Mobile Sample Members
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCouper, MP, Ofstedal, MB
EditorLynn, P
Book TitleMethodology of Longitudinal Surveys
Chapter11
Pagination183-202
PublisherWiley
CityNew York
KeywordsMethodology
Abstract

In this chapter, we first offer an overview of the location problem, as distinct from other sources of panel attrition or nonresponse. We then offer a framework for understanding the location propensity to guide fieldwork strategies and identify likely sources of bias. Then we briefly describe two cases studies, examining the extent of the location problem and correlates of (non)location. We end with a brief discussion of the changing role of technology in facilitating or impeding the ability to locate sample persons who have moved or changed contact information, and offer some thoughts for research and practice.

Endnote Keywords

Methodology/Sample Design

Endnote ID

62604

Short TitleKeeping in Contact with Mobile Sample Members
Citation Key5242