Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Targeted response inducement strategies on longitudinal surveys


Author Info

  • Lynn, Peter


Targeted response inducement strategies involve varying features of survey design between sample subgroups in a way that is anticipated to achieve the best trade-off between costs and non-response. The features could include prenotification letters, incentives, between-wave mailings, website content, telephone calls, and so on. Such strategies are not much used on longitudinal surveys. We discuss why this might be the case and we describe the steps to identifying and implementing an effective strategy. We also present four examples.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series Understanding Society Working Paper Series with number 2013-02.

as in new window
Date of creation: 15 Mar 2013
Date of revision:
Publication status: published
Handle: RePEc:ese:ukhlsp:2013-02

Contact details of provider:
Postal: RAB Butler Building, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, ESSEX C04 3SQ
Phone: +44 (0)1206 872957
Fax: +44 (0)1206 873151
Web page:
More information through EDIRC

Related research


This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Calinescu, Melania & Bhulai, Sandjai & Schouten, Barry, 2013. "Optimal resource allocation in survey designs," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 226(1), pages 115-121.
  2. Kristof De Wulf & Patrick Van Kenhove & Katrien Wijnen, 2003. "The influence of topic involvement on mail survey response behavior," Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series 2003-16, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
  3. repec:ese:ukhlsp:2012-03 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. repec:ese:iserwp:2010-04 is not listed on IDEAS
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)



This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ese:ukhlsp:2013-02. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Paul Groves).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.