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The Use of GIS Information as Auxiliary Data for Nonresponse Bias Analysis


The Nielsen Company, like most other market research firms, is concerned with falling response rates and the threat of nonresponse bias. The challenge in understanding and adjusting for nonresponse is always the lack of information about the non-responding cases. In recent years, researchers have considered the use of paradata, interviewer observations, and aggregate Census information to provide information about the non-responders. This study introduces and evaluates the use of a new type of GIS-based data, called POI (Points-of-Interest), as a potential auxiliary data source for nonresponse bias analysis. Read more