Science Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2018

  • Determining the Optimal Number of Interview Waves in a Panel Survey with Application to the National Crime Victimization Survey

    Marcus Evan Berzofsky, Ivan Carrillo-Garcia

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2018
    Pages: 135-147
    Received: 20 November 2018
    Accepted: 13 December 2018
    Published: 10 January 2019
    Abstract: Panel surveys need to balance the benefits of repeated measurements (e.g., bounded interview, reduced cost, increased response rates) with the drawbacks that may eventually occur (e.g., respondent fatigue, mode effect). The optimal number of interview waves for a panel survey needs to maximize the advantages while minimizing the potential for bias ... Show More