Methods research papers

Panel mixed-mode effects: does switching modes in probability-based online panels influence measurement error?

Panel mixed-mode effects: does switching modes in probability-based online panels influence measurement error?

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Kocar, S

Year published: 2020

Online probability-based panels often apply two or more data collection modes to cover online and offline populations, and to collect data from onliners who do not respond online in time to contribute to a given wave. As a result, offline/online status can change during the life of the panel for...

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Consent to data linkage in a child cohort study, Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Consent to data linkage in a child cohort study, Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Author/editor: Bandara, D, Edwards, B, Mohal, J & Daraganova, G

Year published: 2019

In this paper, we provide new evidence on the factors associated with consent to data linkage in young people from a sample of 16–17-yearolds (born in 2004) participating in Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. To our knowledge, this survey is the first time...

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Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) technical report: education

Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) technical report: education

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Lovett, R, Radoll, P, Sollis, K & Thurber, K.

Year published: 2019

Globally, Australia’s Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) is the only longitudinal child cohort study on the developmental outcomes of Indigenous children. The study surveys Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian children aged either 6–18 months (B cohort) or 3.5–5 years (K...

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Text messages and reminder calls in student and alumni web surveys

Text messages and reminder calls in student and alumni web surveys

Author/editor: Compton, S & Phillips, B.

Year published: 2019

The impact of text messages (SMS) and reminder calls on response to web surveys was experimentally tested using a crossed design on two surveys in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching suite of studies for the Australian Government Department of Education: the May 2018 Graduate Outcomes...

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Measuring natural disasters through self-report: the case of a national child cohort study

Measuring natural disasters through self-report: the case of a national child cohort study

Author/editor: Edwards, B, Gray, M & Borja, JB.

Year published: 2019

Children are considered to be disproportionately affected by natural disasters related to climate change. The impacts on the development of children of being exposed to multiple natural disasters are not well understood. This paper reports on the development and validation of a cumulative measure...

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Building a probability-based online panel: Life in Australia

Author/editor: L Kaczmirek, L, Phillips, B, Pennay, DW, Lavrakas, PJ, and Neiger, D

Year published: 2019

Life in Australia™ was created to provide Australian researchers, policy makers, academics and businesses with access to a scientifically sampled cross-section of Australian resident adults at a lower cost than telephone surveys. Panellists were recruited using dual-frame landline and mobile random...

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Introducing the longitudinal MADIP and its role in understanding income dynamics in Australia

Introducing the longitudinal MADIP and its role in understanding income dynamics in Australia

Author/editor: N Biddle, R Breunig, F Markham and C Wokker

Year published: 2019

Understanding the determinants, dynamics and distribution of income within a country is an area of ongoing research and policy interest. There is a lot we do know about income dynamics in Australia. However, we have limited information on several key aspects, including detailed information on the...

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The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A Total Survey Error comparison of findings from Probability-based surveys and Non-probability online panel surveys in Australia

The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A Total Survey Error comparison of findings from Probability-based surveys and Non-probability online panel surveys in Australia

Author/editor: Pennay, D.W.; Neiger, D.;Lavrakas, P.J.; Borg, K.

Year published: 2018

The pervasiveness of the internet has led to online research, and in particular online research undertaken via non-probability online panels, to become the dominant mode of sampling and data collection used by the Australian market and social research industry. There are broad based concerns that...

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Measuring social attitudes with voter advice application data

Measuring social attitudes with voter advice application data

Author/editor: Sheppard, Jill

Year published: 2018

This study directly compares survey data on social attitudes collected from an opt-in sample of voter advice application (VAA) users and a randomly recruited, probability-based online panel of respondents. Whereas much research to date has focused on the demographic representativeness of VAA-...

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A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata

A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata

Author/editor: Kocar, Sebastian

Year published: 2018

A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata This paper presents a new global data utility measure, based on a benchmarking approach. Data utility measures assess the utility of anonymised microdata by measuring changes in distributions and their...

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