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Correlates of obtaining informed consent to data linkage: respondent, interview and interviewer characteristics

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  • Sala, Emanuela
  • Burton, Jonathan
  • Knies, Gundi

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In the UK, in order to link individual-level administrative records to survey responses, a respondent needs to give their written consent. This paper explores whether characteristics of the respondent, the interviewer or survey design features influence consent. We use the BHPS combined with a survey of interviewers to model the probability that respondents consent to adding health and social security records to their survey responses. We find that some respondent characteristics and characteristics of the interview process within the household matter. By contrast, interviewer characteristics, including personality and attitudes to persuading respondents, are not associated with consent.

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Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series ISER Working Paper Series with number 2010-28.

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Date of creation: 23 Aug 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ese:iserwp:2010-28

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  1. Stephen P. Jenkins & Lorenzo Cappellari & Peter Lynn & Annette Jäckle & Emanuela Sala, 2006. "Patterns of consent: evidence from a general household survey," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 169(4), pages 701-722.
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  3. Gray, Michelle & Constantine, Rebecca & d'Ardenne, Joanna & Blake, Margaret & Uhrig, S.C. Noah, 2008. "Cognitive testing of Understanding Society: the UK household longitudinal study questionnaire," Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2008-04, Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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  1. Kreuter, Frauke & Sakshaug, Joseph & Trappmann, Mark, 2014. "The 2010 PASS interviewer survey : collecting data for research into interviewer effects," FDZ Methodenreport 201402_en, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  2. Korbmacher, Julie M. & Schröder, Mathis, 2013. "Consent when Linking Survey Data with Administrative Records : The Role of the Interviewer," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 115-131.

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