IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Design-Based Treatment of Unit Nonresponse by the Calibration Approach

  • Lorenzo Fattorini

    ()

  • Sara Franceschi

    ()

  • Daniela Maffei

    ()

Registered author(s):

    The use of nonresponse calibration weighting is considered in a complete design-based frameworkto account for the cases in which nonresponse is a fixed characteristic of the units, just like the interest variable. Approximate expressions of design-based bias and variance of the calibration estimator are derived and some estimators of the sampling variance are proposed. The choice of auxiliary variables is discussed from theoretical and practical point of view. The results of an extensive simulation study demonstrate how the reliability of the procedure is mainly determined by the capability of selecting auxiliary variables in such a way that their relationship with the interest variable is similar for both the respondent and nonrespondent sub-populations.

    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: http://www.econ-pol.unisi.it/quaderni/612.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Siena in its series Department of Economics University of Siena with number 612.

    as
    in new window

    Length:
    Date of creation: Jun 2011
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:usi:wpaper:612
    Contact details of provider: Postal: Piazza S.Francesco,7 - 53100 Siena
    Phone: (39)(0577)232620
    Fax: (39)(0577)232661
    Web page: http://www.deps.unisi.it/
    Email:


    More information through EDIRC

    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. Yves G. Berger & Chris J. Skinner, 2005. "A jackknife variance estimator for unequal probability sampling," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 67(1), pages 79-89.
    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.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:usi:wpaper:612. 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: (Fabrizio Becatti)

    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.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.