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|Title:||Impact of Dependent Interviewing on Interview Dynamics: Implications for Longitudinal Study Design, 2006|
|Depositor:||Uhrig, S., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research|
Uhrig, S., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Sala, E., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Lynn, P., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Economic and Social Research Council
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.This mixed methods study aimed to further knowledge of how survey design and implementation features impact interview dynamics. Interview dynamics, or the interaction between respondents and interviewers, are governed in part by the survey instrument itself and can significantly affect data quality, most notably measurement error. Since the quality of survey data underpins much social and economic research in the UK, and thereby the evidence base for policy and practice decisions, understanding interview dynamics is important. The study focused on design and implementation features associated with dependent interviewing (DI), a set of techniques that are becoming more widely used on major UK longitudinal surveys. DI is a survey design tool by which researchers word questions or route respondents through a questionnaire depending on information previously gathered from the respondent.
Data were collected as part of the pilot for Wave 16 of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) (the main BHPS is available from the UKDA under SN 5151). The BHPS pilot sample covers households drawn from former the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) study. All pilot sample households were previously contacted and interviewed as part of the study Improving Survey Measurement of Income and Employment, 2001-2003 (available from the UKDA under SN 5157).
Further information about the project can be found on the ESRC Impact of Dependent Interviewing on Interview Dynamics: Implications for Longitudinal Survey Design award web page.
Data users are advised to refer to the BHPS documentation for background information on the ECHP sub-sample and general survey processes and data characteristics. The BHPS documentation is available from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) web site or via the latest UKDA edition of BHPS.
The quantitative data comprise 29 data files which cover different sections of the pilot survey. The qualitative data comprise partial transcriptions of respondent interviews, as only the sections of the survey involving dependent interviewing were transcribed, and a complete transcription of the interviewer focus group discussion. The focus of the individual interviews are economic activity and benefits.
|Dates of fieldwork:||March 2006|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Structured interview questionnaires
Focus Group transcripts
Households drawn from former European Community Household Panel Survey in March 2006.
The BHPS Wave 16 pilot is the 7th wave of data collection for these sample members
Purposive selection/case studies
Original sample was drawn using a multi-stage stratified random sample, but for purposes of conducting the BHPS Wave 16 pilot a purposive sample was drawn.
|Number of units:||Number of respondents varies between data files; transcripts of 131 interviews; transcript of one focus group|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Focus group
|Weighting:||No weighting used|
|AGE||BIRTH WEIGHT||BONUS PAYMENTS|
|CARERS' BENEFITS||CHILD BENEFITS||CHILDREN|
|CHRONIC ILLNESS||COMMUTING||DATA COLLECTION METHODOLOGY|
|DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES||EMPLOYEES||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT||FURTHER EDUCATION||GENDER|
|GREAT BRITAIN||HEALTH SERVICES||HEALTH|
|HEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)||HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSING BENEFITS||ILL HEALTH||INCOME-RELATED BENEFITS|
|JOB SATISFACTION||JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCE||LOCAL TAX BENEFITS|
|LONGTERM UNEMPLOYMENT||MARITAL STATUS||METHODOLOGY|
|PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PENSION BENEFITS||PRIVATE PENSIONS|
|SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SPOUSES|
|STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT||STUDENTS (COLLEGE)|
|SUPERVISORY STATUS||TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP||TRAINING|
|VOLUNTARY WORK||WAGES||WEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||20 May 2009|
|Copyright:||Copyright S.C.N. Uhrig, E. Sala and P. Lynn|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required. Available to all registered users. The depositor may be informed about usage.|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Qualitative Data Listing||6154ulist.xls||33|
|Qualitative Data Listing||6154ulist.pdf||23|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6154_Information.htm||20|
By principal investigator(s):
Sala, E., Uhrig, S.C.N. and Lynn, P. (2008) The development and implementation of a coding scheme to analyse interview dynamics in the British Household Panel Study, Institute for Social and Economic Research Working Paper 2008-19. Retrieved May 12, 2009, from http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2008-19.pdf
Sala, E., Uhrig, S.C.N. and Lynn, P. (2009) ’It is time computers do clever things!’ The impact of dependent interviewing on interviewer burden, Institute for Social and Economic Research Working Paper 2009-07. Retrieved May 12, 2009, from http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2009-07.pdf
Uhrig, S.C.N. and Sala, E. (2009) When change matters: the effects of dependent interviewing on survey interaction in the British Household Panel Survey, Institute for Social and Economic Research Working Paper 2009-09. Retrieved May 12, 2009, from http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2009-09.pdf
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