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STES Timeliness Framework: Follow-Up of Non Respondents


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This page contains links to detailed documentation on improving timeliness or reducing costs in the production of short-term economic statistics through efficient methods of  follow-up of non respondents.   The papers below provide detailed information on methods relevant to this topic which have been implemented within statistical organisations.  Issues covered include:

•   Use of mathematical frameworks or other methods to identify the most important non respondents to follow up
•   Using automated email or postal reminders for non respondents

Primary papers

The papers below focus primarily on the issue of follow-up of non respondents.  They may also contain information on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

Improving Timeliness & Accuracy for Manufacturing Growth at Statistics Netherlands (2005)

A Framework for Priority Contact of Non-Respondents and Applications to the Australian Survey of Employment and Earnings  (2000)

Developments in Data Editing, Imputation, Respondent Follow Up and using VAT Data at Statistics Netherlands  (2003)

UK Working Practices that Allow an Early Delivery of the Production Index  (2002)

Secondary papers

The papers below refer to the issue of follow-up of non respondents to some extent.  They also provide more detail on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

An Integrated System for Data Input Processing at the U.S. Bureau of Census  (2000)

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