1st Edition

The Silent Minority Nonrespondents In Sample Surveys

By John Goyder Copyright 1988

    This book provides characteristics of nonrespondents on sample surveys and reports on several empirical studies undertaken to test theories of survey response and nonresponsive behaviour. It presents a predictive model for survey response and evaluates attitudes about surveying.

    Preface -- Introduction -- Implicit Theories of Survey-Response Behaviour -- Modelling Total Response Rate -- Response Rates in an Historical and National Context -- Socio-Demographic Determinants of Response -- Response Behaviour and Involvement with Topic -- Attitudes and Actions in Response Behaviour -- Conclusions


    John Goyder