EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

When change matters: the effect of dependent interviewing on survey interaction in the British Household Panel Study

SC Noah Uhrig and Emanuela Sala

No 2009-09, ISER Working Paper Series from Institute for Social and Economic Research

Abstract: We examine how dependent interviewing affects verbal interaction between interviewers and respondents in questions obtaining current employment details in the British Household Panel Study. Respondents experience few cognition problems when answering DI questions, but interruption and elaboration are likely at PDI questions. These behaviours occur when respondent circumstances have changed. Departures from standardised interviewing are also likely when circumstances change. DI seems to reduce the accuracy of detail about such change since we observe interviewer behaviour that others find to produce inaccurate data. Nevertheless, these results may explain why DI reduces the odds of spurious change between waves of panels.

Date: 2009-03-27
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Published

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications ... ers/iser/2009-09.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ese:iserwp:2009-09

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
Publications Office, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ UK
https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ISER Working Paper Series from Institute for Social and Economic Research Publications Office, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ UK. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Jonathan Nears ().

 
Page updated 2020-11-13
Handle: RePEc:ese:iserwp:2009-09