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AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8

Added by Dana Garbarski 8 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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I am trying to figure out the response rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8 per the AAPOR response rate standards for calculation: I see in the user guide that there is information about households that did not result in an interview (tables 13.13 and 13.4) However, I do not see any information on the addresses that were UH (unknown household) or UO (unknown other) to go into the denominator. Do you have any information on this in order to calculate AAPOR Response Rates 1 or 2 for Innovation Panel Wave 8? Similarly, an estimate of e (proportion of cases with unknown eligibility that are ineligible) to calculate Rates 3 or 4? Has anyone done this before? Apologies if I'm missing something. This is for a reviewer in a journal article.
All the best,


Updated by Alita Nandi 8 months ago

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Dear Dana,

Thank you for your query. I have forwarded your question to the IP team and will get back to you soon.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team


Updated by Alita Nandi 8 months ago

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Hi Dana,

As this is a longitudinal survey, we know that the households issued after the first wave are eligible (ineligible households are not issued to fieldwork). But we may come to know when the interviewer calls that they have become ineligible (e.g., because they died, emigrated, or are now part of a TSM-only splitoff household). These interview outcomes are all coded in w_ivfho in w_hhsamp file. So, using that information response rates are computed where these ineligible cases are not included in the denominator.

However, for cases where we cannot contact people or locate them we know that they were eligible but we do not know if they have since become ineligible (because they died or emigrated) and we can expect some of them have. We currently do not provide these estimates and the response rates reported in the user guide consider non-contacts, moved but location not known as non-response.

Hope this helps. If you have further questions please let us know.


Updated by Alita Nandi 7 months ago

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To add, the response rate definition used to produce Tables 13.13. & 13.14 in the user guide is a modified version of AAPOR R2. Basically, UH & UO are included in the denominator (no e). But as we said earlier, this is a modified R2 as the response rate is computed for households that are fielded.


Updated by Dana Garbarski 7 months ago

Thank you for letting me know.


Updated by Alita Nandi 7 months ago

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