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Title: An Experiment in Random-Digit-Dial Screening
Description: This report presents the design and results of this experiment in random-digit-dial (RDD) screening. It begins with an overview of the National Household Education Survey (NHES) system, then proceeds through the design, data collection, and analysis of the data from the experiment. Because the NHES:95 was the first survey in this ongoing data collection system to use full enumeration of all household members in all sampled households, it was suspected that this approach was a likely factor in the decline of the screening response rate. A systematic experiment was developed and executed to examine the impact of the full enumeration approach on survey response. The experiment also included a test of an advance letter to households for which addresses could be obtained, based on the success of a nonresponse letter utilized in the NHES:95.
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Cover Date: December 1997
Web Release: December 11, 1997
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Publication #: NCES 98255
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Household Education Survey (NHES)
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