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VOLUME 48 | NUMBER 3 | JUNE 2013


Nonresponse Rates are Problematic Indicator of Nonresponse Bias in Survey Research

Survey researchers are righlty concerned with mesauring the level of potential bias in estimates generated from the surveys. 2 Bias in estimates can result from measurement error, processing/editing error, coverage error, and nonresponse error (Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology [FCSM] 2001).  It is nonresponse bias that is the focus of this editoral and is also the subject of the paper by Halbesleben and Whiteman 920130 that this editorial accompanies.

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