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Does the Length of Fielding Period Matter? Examining Response Scores of Early Versus Late Responders


This article discusses the potential effects of a shortened fielding period on an employee survey’s item and index scores and respondent demographics. Using data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, we investigate whether early responding employees differ from later responding employees. Specifically, we examine differences in item and index scores related to employee engagement and global satisfaction. Our findings show that early responders tend to be less positive, even after adjusting their weights for nonresponse. Agencies vary in their prevalence of late responders, and score differences become magnified as this proportion increases. We also examine the extent to which early versus late responders differ on demographic characteristics such as grade level, supervisory status, gender, tenure with agency, and intention to leave, noting that nonminorities and females are the two demographic characteristics most associated with responding early.

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Some Rank Records for Elliptic Curves with Prescribed Torsion Over Quadratic Fields

References [1] W. Bosma, J. J. Cannon, C. Fieker, A. Steel (eds.), Handbook of Magma functions, Edition 2.18 (2012). [2] J. Aguirre, A. Dujella, M. Jukic Bokun, J. C. Peral, High rank elliptic curves with prescribed torsion group over quadratic fields , Period. Math. Hungar., to appear. [3] J. Bosnian, P. Bruin, A. Dujella, F. Najman, Ranks of elliptic curves with prescribed torsion over number fields , Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN, to appear. [4] A. Dujella, High rank elliptic curves with prescribed torsion , http://web. math

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Univariate Tests for Phase Capacity: Tools for Identifying When to Modify a Survey’s Data Collection Protocol

Edition. Doi: . Sigman, R., T. Lewis, N. Yount, and K. Lee. 2014. “Does The Length of Fielding Period Matter? Examining Response Scores of Early versus Late Responders.” Journal of Official Statistics 30: 651–674. Doi: . Tourangeau, R. and T. Plewes (eds.). 2013. Nonresponse in Social Science Surveys: A Research Agenda . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available at: (accessed April 2017). Valliant, R. 2004. “The Effect

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Adaptive Intervention Methodology for Reduction of Respondent Contact Burden in the American Community Survey

). Olson, K. and R. Groves. 2012. “An Examination of Within-Person Variation in Response Propensity over the Data Collection Field Period.” Journal of Official Statistics 28: 29–51. Schouten, B., F. Cobben, and J. Bethlehem. 2009. “Indicators for the Representativeness of Survey Response.” Survey Methodology 35: 101–113. Sharp, L. and J. Frankel. 1983. “Respondent Burden: A Test of Some Common Assumptions.” Public Opinion Quarterly 47: 36–53. Doi: . Slud, E. 1998. “Predictive Models for Decennial Census Household

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Using Prior Wave Information and Paradata: Can They Help to Predict Response Outcomes and Call Sequence Length in a Longitudinal Study?

Data Collection Field Period.” Journal of Official Statistics 28: 29–51. Olson, K., J.D. Smyth, and H.M. Wood. 2012. “Does Giving People Their Preferred Survey Mode Actually Increase Survey Participation rates? An Experimental Examination.” Public Opinion Quarterly 76: 611–635. Doi: . Pepe, M.S. 2003. The Statistical Evaluation of Medical Tests for Classification and Prediction . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pickery, J., G. Loosveldt, and A. Carton. 2001. “The Effects of Interviewer and Respondent

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Unit Nonresponse and Weighting Adjustments: A Critical Review

, 70, 371-388. Oh, H.L. and Scheuren, F.J. (1983). Weighting Adjustments for Unit Nonresponse. Incomplete Data in Sample Surveys, W.G. Madow, I. Olkin, and D.B. Rubin (eds). Vol. 2. New York: Academic Press, 143-184. Olsen, K. and Groves, R.M. (2012). An Examination of Within-Person Variation in Response Propensity over the Data Collection Field Period. Journal of Official Statistics, 28, 29-51. Peytcheva, E. and Groves, R.M. (2009). Using Variation in Response Rates of Demographic Subgroups as Evidence of Nonresponse

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The Dwelling Panel – A New Research Method for Studying Urban Change

household has just moved out without a new household moving in during the field period. In these cases interviews cannot be conducted: "the dwelling is not available". The same holds true for dwellings that have remained uninhabited for a longer period, which may be due to extensive renovation, or to a rental fee that is too high for the local market. This information is also important not only for describing urban processes, but also for subsequent waves during which the dwellings might accommodate residents. 3.3 Questionnaire One main advantage of dwelling

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A short tutorial contribution to impedance and AC-electrokinetic characterization and manipulation of cells and media: Are electric methods more versatile than acoustic and laser methods?

direction of the field and an object-related field distortion that is small in comparison to the electrode-period length ( a inf << n el x ), the TWDP force is: (16) 〈 F a 〉 = π ε 0 ε e V n e l x E 2 f C M a ℑ i $$\left\langle {{F}_{a}} \right\rangle =\frac{\pi {{\varepsilon }_{0}}{{\varepsilon }_{e}}V}{{{n}_{el}}\text{x}}{{E}^{2}}f_{CM}^{a\Im }i$$ with x and n el standing for the electrode distance and the number of electrodes for a full field period, e.g. four electrodes driven by 90°-progressively phase-shifted signals. Please note that

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