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Title: Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) 2003: U.S. Nonresponse Bias Analysis
Description: This report provides the results of a systematic analysis of bias due to the nonresponding persons in the 2003 ALL sample. The ALL estimates of literacy-related skills in the United States are subject to potential bias due to nonresponse at various levels of data collection. The ALL survey estimates of literacy-related skills are subject to unit nonresponse from the screener, background questionnaire (BQ), and assessment, and also subject to item nonresponse to BQ items. The unit analyses were composed of a bivariate analysis, multivariate analysis, and an analysis of the weighting effects on nonresponse bias. The item analyses included a similar study into the effect of nonresponse. The general conclusion of the unit analysis is that the potential amount of nonresponse bias due to unit nonresponse in ALL is likely to be negligible. The item nonresponse analysis revealed some low response rates in certain domains and some indication that a potential for bias may exist.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: September 2009
Web Release: September 17, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009063
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL)
International Activities Program (IAP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical/Methodological Report, please contact:
Stephen Provasnik.