The Nonresponse Challenge to Surveys and Statistics

Roger Tourangeau, Westat
Publication Date:
Jan 2013
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Informed social policymaking relies on survey-based research. Understanding the effects of mass immigration, for example, or responding to the changing nature of the American workforce, or addressing the health and educational needs of contemporary American families requires good data that tell us about American society. This volume of The ANNALS abundantly highlights the critical importance of social surveys to contemporary society and addresses the causes and consequences of rising survey nonresponse. The collected work explores ways to address the challenges that nonresponse brings. This volume will be of interest to faculty and students who specialize in sociological movements as well as economic and immigration movements and its affect on surveying.


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