8B – Field Paradata

Field Paradata
Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology
8B - Field

1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday, 5/22/2018

Rob Schultz, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

Session Focus
Paradata, or administrative data about a survey, is one of the most valuable metrics. Its' use has come a long way since its inception and is now a guiding force for many survey research centers. In this group of presentations, various paradata uses are explored including sample management practices, interviewer behavior information and device data.

  • Using Survey Paradata to Guide Interviewers: Trends in Respondent Concerns and Best Times to Call Among Geographic and Demographic Subgroups - Heidi Guyer, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
  • Paradata from the Canadian 2016 Census of Population Electronic Questionnaires - Anthony Bremner, Statistics Canada
  • Assessing the Effect of Sharing Cases Among Field Interviewers for the American Community Survey - James Lawrence, U.S. Census Bureau