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The Nonresponse-Measurement Error Nexus... in Reverse

I saw this very interesting post linking measurement error and nonresponse in a new way. Instead of looking at whether difficult to respond cases exhibit more measurement error, Peter Lugtig looks at whether cases with poor measurement attrit from a panel. If this works, these kinds of behaviors during the survey are a very useful tailoring variable. They can be signals of impending attrition.

One hypothesis about these cases is that they may not have sufficient commitment to the task. They do it poorly and opt out more quickly. The million dollar question is, how to we get them to commit to the task?

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