Vassallo, R., Durrant, G., Smith, P. & Goldstein, H. (2015). Interviewer effects on non-response propensity in longitudinal surveys : A multilevel modelling approach. Royal Statistical Society. Journal. Series A: Statistics in Society,178(1), 83-99. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12049
The paper investigates two different multilevel approaches, the multilevel cross-classified and the multiple-membership models, for the analysis of interviewer effects on wave non-response in longitudinal surveys. The models proposed incorporate both interviewer and area effects to account for the non-hierarchical structure, the influence of potentially more than one interviewer across waves and possible confounding of area and interviewer effects arising from the non-random allocation of interviewers across areas. The methods are compared by using a data set: the UK Family and Children Survey.
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