14. The Quality of Paradata: A Literature Review
- Frauke Kreuter
Published Online: 30 SEP 2013
Copyright © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Improving Surveys with Paradata
How to Cite
West, B. T. and Sinibaldi, J. (2013) The Quality of Paradata: A Literature Review, in Improving Surveys with Paradata (ed F. Kreuter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. doi: 10.1002/9781118596869.ch14
- Published Online: 30 SEP 2013
- Published Print: 24 MAY 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470905418
Online ISBN: 9781118596869
- computer-generated paradata;
- interviewer observations;
- interviewer-recorded call records;
This chapter reviews the existing literature on the quality of paradata. It considers studies presenting both direct evaluations of the quality of a variety of collected paradata, where “gold standard” validation data are available, as well as indirect indicators of the quality, including reliability, ease of collection, and missing data issues. The chapter provides an overview of the available literature on computer-generated paradata and interviewer-recorded call records. The chapter also focuses on the quality of interviewer observations, as most of the current research focuses on this type of paradata. It concludes with a theoretical discussion of mechanisms that could introduce error in various types of paradata.