Skip to main content
eScholarship
Open Access Publications from the University of California

An Investigation of the Response Rates in a Random Digit Dialed Telephone Survey of Southern California

  • Author(s): Dull, Valerie T.;
  • Kosterman, Rick
  • et al.
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze (1) the response rates of a study that surveyed white and minority populations in Southern California, (2) the effectiveness of follow-up calling on reducing non-response with associated processing times for different outcomes, (3) the differences, if any, in response rates between trained students and professional interviewers, and {4) the impact of new technology on non-response and sample processing in general. This particular project provides an ideal opportunity to shed new light on these questions because few large-scale studies of this type are performed in the region and because frequent follow-up attempts were made to households until either the interview was obtained or the study was halted.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View