1. bookVolume 36 (2020): Issue 3 (September 2020)
    Special Issue on Nonresponse
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Working with Response Probabilities

Published Online: 24 Jul 2020
Page range: 647 - 674
Received: 01 Jul 2018
Accepted: 01 Sep 2019
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Sample surveys are often affected by nonresponse. These surveys have in common that their outcomes depend at least partly on a human decision whether or not to participate. If it would be completely clear how this decision mechanism works, estimates could be corrected. An often used approach is to introduce the concept of the response probability. Of course, these probabilities are a theoretical concept and therefore unknown. The idea is to estimate them by using the available data. If it is possible to obtain good estimates of the response probabilities, they can be used to improve estimators of population characteristics.

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