The Reporting of Nonresponse Analyses in Survey Research



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Organizational Research Methods


Because survey respondents may not be representative of the population being studied, the external validity of many research conclusions may be of concern. Nonresponse analyses helps address this concern. The purpose of this article is to identify how frequently nonresponse analyses are reported and what variables are related to these rates. The authors find that less than one third of the survey studies include nonresponse analyses. A number of journal and article quality measures and sample characteristics were found to be related to the reporting of nonresponse analyses.




Copyright 2007 Organizational Research Methods. This is a post-print version of a published paper that is available at: Recommended citation: Werner, Steve, Moira Praxedes, and Hyun-Gyu Kim. "The reporting of nonresponse analyses in survey research." Organizational Research Methods 10, no. 2 (2007): 287-295. DOI: 10.1177/1094428106292892 This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.