ERIC Number: EJ1215055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Telephone Surveys under Different Frame Constructions--Evaluating Differences in Estimates, Precision, and Cost
Levine, Burton; Berzofsky, Marcus E.; Hampton, Joel; Battles, Haven B.
International Journal of Social Research Methodology, v22 n4 p417-430 2019
Dual-frame, random-digit-dialing (DFRDD) surveys, using a frame of landline telephone numbers and a frame of cell phone numbers, have become the norm for telephone surveys. Two alternative frame constructions sample exclusively from a cell phone frame, referred to as the 'single-frame cell,' and sample from the listed landline frame and the cell phone frame, referred to as 'listed/cell.' The listed/cell frame construction differs from the DFRDD in that it does not select unlisted-landline frame members. We observe in our simulated data that the listed/cell frame construction results in estimates that more closely approximate the estimates from DFRDD compared with the single-frame cell, results in an improvement in precision compared with the DFRDD that is not as large as the improvement in the single-frame cell, and has lower cost than both the DFRDD and the single-frame cell. We conclude that a listed/cell frame construction might be a better solution than either a DFRDD or single-frame cell frame construction.
Descriptors: Telephone Surveys, Sampling, Handheld Devices, Data Collection, Accuracy, Simulation, Population Groups
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