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dropouts due to mental health

Added by Kai Miele 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
Urgent
Assignee:
Category:
Survey design
Start date:
08/04/2020
% Done:

90%


Description

Hello,

i was wondering whether there is any particular incentive for previous respondents to attend to upcoming interviews.
I'm concerned that a decline in participants' mental health could lead to a decreased willingness to continiue upcoming interviews and thereby a downward biased mental health indicator.

If so, do you have any idea on how to compensate for that?

Many thanks,
Kai

#1

Updated by Alita Nandi 4 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Stephanie Auty to Kai Miele
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Hello Kai,

Information on incentives is available here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/main-survey-user-guide/interview-and-fieldwork-process. As you can see previous wave non-responding househild members get a higher incentive "Sample members in households which did not take part during the previous wave are offered a £20 incentive if they are able to take part in the latest wave."

I will find out from our survey team if any additional incentives are given to past wave non-responding adults.

Also note that the longitudinal weights include adjustment for non-response and attrition. More on weights here:https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/main-survey-user-guide/weighting-guidance

Best wishes,
Alita
On behalf of Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Alita Nandi 4 months ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 90

Hi Kai,

Our survey team has confirmed that there aren't any targeted incentives for people in particular circumstances.

Best wishes,
Alita

#3

Updated by Alita Nandi 4 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

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