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Dettagli della rivista
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Rivista
eISSN
2001-7367
Pubblicato per la prima volta
01 Oct 2013
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
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Volume 36 (2020): Edizione 4 (December 2020)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2001-7367
Pubblicato per la prima volta
01 Oct 2013
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

13 Articoli
Accesso libero

Letter to the Editors

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 729 - 736

Astratto

Accesso libero

Basic Statistics of Jevons and Carli Indices under the GBM Price Model

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 737 - 761

Astratto

Abstract

Most countries use either the Jevons or Carli index for the calculation of their Consumer Price Index (CPI) at the lowest (elementary) level of aggregation. The choice of the elementary formula for inflation measurement does matter and the effect of the change of the index formula was estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2001). It has been shown in the literature that the difference between the Carli index and the Jevons index is bounded from below by the variance of the price relatives. In this article, we extend this result, comparing expected values and variances of these sample indices under the assumption that prices are described by a geometric Brownian motion (GBM). We provide formulas for their biases, variances and mean-squared errors.

Parole chiave

  • Consumer price index
  • geometric Brownian motion
  • Jevons index
  • Carli index
Accesso libero

Developing Land and Structure Price Indices for Ottawa Condominium Apartments

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 763 - 802

Astratto

Abstract

Measuring the service flow and the stock value of condominium apartments in Canada and decomposing these values into constant quality price and quantity components is important for many purposes. In addition, the System of National Accounts requires that these service flows and stock values for condos be decomposed into constant quality land and structure components. In Canada and most other countries, such a land and structure decomposition of condominium apartment sale prices does not currently exist. In this article, we provide such a decomposition of condominium apartment sales in Ottawa for the period 1996–2009. Specific attention is paid to the roles of communal land and structure space on condominium apartment unit selling prices. Key findings include methods to allocate land and building space to a single condominium unit, identifying the characteristics that best explain condominium prices, and developing an average depreciation rate for condos for the 14-year time period.

Parole chiave

  • Condominium apartment price indices
  • land and structure price indices
  • hedonic regressions
  • net depreciation rates
  • system of national accounts
Accesso libero

An Improved Fellegi-Sunter Framework for Probabilistic Record Linkage Between Large Data Sets

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 803 - 825

Astratto

Abstract

Record linkage addresses the problem of identifying pairs of records coming from different sources and referred to the same unit of interest. Fellegi and Sunter propose an optimal statistical test in order to assign the match status to the candidate pairs, in which the needed parameters are obtained through EM algorithm directly applied to the set of candidate pairs, without recourse to training data. However, this procedure has a quadratic complexity as the two lists to be matched grow. In addition, a large bias of EM-estimated parameters is also produced in this case, so that the problem is tackled by reducing the set of candidate pairs through filtering methods such as blocking. Unfortunately, the probability that excluded pairs would be actually true-matches cannot be assessed through such methods.

The present work proposes an efficient approach in which the comparison of records between lists are minimised while the EM estimates are modified by modelling tables with structural zeros in order to obtain unbiased estimates of the parameters. Improvement achieved by the suggested method is shown by means of simulations and an application based on real data.

Parole chiave

  • Structural zeros
  • robustness
  • EM algorithm
  • blocking
Accesso libero

Three-Form Split Questionnaire Design for Panel Surveys

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 827 - 854

Astratto

Abstract

Longitudinal or panel surveys are effective tools for measuring individual level changes in the outcome variables and their correlates. One drawback of these studies is dropout or nonresponse, potentially leading to biased results. One of the main reasons for dropout is the burden of repeatedly responding to long questionnaires. Advancements in survey administration methodology and multiple imputation software now make it possible for planned missing data designs to be implemented for improving the data quality through a reduction in survey length. Many papers have discussed implementing a planned missing data study using a split questionnaire design in the cross-sectional setting, but development of these designs in a longitudinal study has been limited. Using simulations and data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), we compare the performance of several methods for administering a split questionnaire design in the longitudinal setting. The results suggest that the optimal design depends on the data structure and estimand of interest. These factors must be taken into account when designing a longitudinal study with planned missing data.

Accesso libero

Double Barreled Questions: An Analysis of the Similarity of Elements and Effects on Measurement Quality

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 855 - 886

Astratto

Abstract

In double barreled questions (DBQs) respondents provide one answer to two questions. Assumptions how respondents treat DBQs and how DBQs impact measurement quality are tested in two randomized experiments. DBQs are compared with revisions in which one stimulus was retained while the other stimulus was skipped. The observed means and parameters when modeling latent variables differed among the versions. Metric and scalar measurement invariance was not given among the versions, and at least one single stimulus version was found to be associated with a higher validity. Response latencies did not differ among versions or respondents needed less time to respond to DBQs. The author concludes that respondents may understand the stimuli in a DBQ differently, and access one of them while disregarding the other, which can have an adverse effect on validity.

Parole chiave

  • Question wording
  • double barreled questions
  • validity
  • comparability
  • measurement invariance
Accesso libero

The Representativeness of Online Time Use Surveys. Effects of Individual Time Use Patterns and Survey Design on the Timing of Survey Dropout

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 887 - 906

Astratto

Abstract

Like other surveys, time use surveys are facing declining response rates. At the same time paper-and-pencil surveys are increasingly replaced by online surveys. Both the declining response rates and the shift to online research are expected to have an impact on the representativeness of survey data questioning whether they are still the most suitable instrument to obtain a reliable view on the organization of daily life. This contribution examines the representativeness of a self-administered online time use survey using Belgian data collected in 2013 and 2014. The design of the study was deliberately chosen to test the automated processes that replace interviewer support and its cost-efficiency. We use weighting coefficients, a life table and discrete-time survival analyses to better understand the timing and selectivity of dropout, with a focus on the effects of individual time use patterns and the survey design. The results show that there are three major hurdles that cause large groups of respondents to drop out. This dropout is selective, and this selectivity differs according to the dropout moment. The contribution aims to provide a better insight in dropout during the fieldwork and tries to contribute to the further improvement of survey methodology of online time use surveys.

Parole chiave

  • Nonresponse
  • time use survey
  • survey design
  • online research
Accesso libero

Comparing the Ability of Regression Modeling and Bayesian Additive Regression Trees to Predict Costs in a Responsive Survey Design Context

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 907 - 931

Astratto

Abstract

Responsive survey designs rely upon incoming data from the field data collection to optimize cost and quality tradeoffs. In order to make these decisions in real-time, survey managers rely upon monitoring tools that generate proxy indicators for cost and quality. There is a developing literature on proxy indicators for the risk of nonresponse bias. However, there is very little research on proxy indicators for costs and almost none aimed at predicting costs under alternative design strategies. Predictions of survey costs and proxy error indicators can be used to optimize survey designs in real time. Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth, we evaluate alternative modeling strategies aimed at predicting survey costs (specifically, interviewer hours). The models include multilevel regression (with random interviewer effects) and Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART).

Parole chiave

  • Survey cost models
  • machine learning
Accesso libero

Book Review: Paul C. Beatty, Debbie Collins, Lyn Kaye, Jose-Luis Padilla, Gordon B. Willis, and Amanda Wilmot. Advances in Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing. 2019, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-119-26362-3, 816 pages

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 933 - 935

Astratto

Accesso libero

Book Review: Yuling Pan, Mandy Sha, and Hyunjoo Park. The Sociolinguistics of Survey Translation. 2020, New York: Routledge, ISBN 978-1-138-55087-2, 166 pages

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 937 - 940

Astratto

Accesso libero

Book Review: Paul J. Lavrakes, Michael W. Traugott, Courtney Kennedy, Allyson L. Holbrook, Edith D. de Leeuw, and Brady West. Experimental Methods in Survey Research: Techniques that Combine Random Sampling with Random Assignment. 2019, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-119-08374-0, 544 pages

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 941 - 943

Astratto

Accesso libero

Editorial Collaborators

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 945 - 952

Astratto

Accesso libero

Index to Volume 36, 2020

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 953 - 956

Astratto

13 Articoli
Accesso libero

Letter to the Editors

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 729 - 736

Astratto

Accesso libero

Basic Statistics of Jevons and Carli Indices under the GBM Price Model

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 737 - 761

Astratto

Abstract

Most countries use either the Jevons or Carli index for the calculation of their Consumer Price Index (CPI) at the lowest (elementary) level of aggregation. The choice of the elementary formula for inflation measurement does matter and the effect of the change of the index formula was estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2001). It has been shown in the literature that the difference between the Carli index and the Jevons index is bounded from below by the variance of the price relatives. In this article, we extend this result, comparing expected values and variances of these sample indices under the assumption that prices are described by a geometric Brownian motion (GBM). We provide formulas for their biases, variances and mean-squared errors.

Parole chiave

  • Consumer price index
  • geometric Brownian motion
  • Jevons index
  • Carli index
Accesso libero

Developing Land and Structure Price Indices for Ottawa Condominium Apartments

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 763 - 802

Astratto

Abstract

Measuring the service flow and the stock value of condominium apartments in Canada and decomposing these values into constant quality price and quantity components is important for many purposes. In addition, the System of National Accounts requires that these service flows and stock values for condos be decomposed into constant quality land and structure components. In Canada and most other countries, such a land and structure decomposition of condominium apartment sale prices does not currently exist. In this article, we provide such a decomposition of condominium apartment sales in Ottawa for the period 1996–2009. Specific attention is paid to the roles of communal land and structure space on condominium apartment unit selling prices. Key findings include methods to allocate land and building space to a single condominium unit, identifying the characteristics that best explain condominium prices, and developing an average depreciation rate for condos for the 14-year time period.

Parole chiave

  • Condominium apartment price indices
  • land and structure price indices
  • hedonic regressions
  • net depreciation rates
  • system of national accounts
Accesso libero

An Improved Fellegi-Sunter Framework for Probabilistic Record Linkage Between Large Data Sets

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 803 - 825

Astratto

Abstract

Record linkage addresses the problem of identifying pairs of records coming from different sources and referred to the same unit of interest. Fellegi and Sunter propose an optimal statistical test in order to assign the match status to the candidate pairs, in which the needed parameters are obtained through EM algorithm directly applied to the set of candidate pairs, without recourse to training data. However, this procedure has a quadratic complexity as the two lists to be matched grow. In addition, a large bias of EM-estimated parameters is also produced in this case, so that the problem is tackled by reducing the set of candidate pairs through filtering methods such as blocking. Unfortunately, the probability that excluded pairs would be actually true-matches cannot be assessed through such methods.

The present work proposes an efficient approach in which the comparison of records between lists are minimised while the EM estimates are modified by modelling tables with structural zeros in order to obtain unbiased estimates of the parameters. Improvement achieved by the suggested method is shown by means of simulations and an application based on real data.

Parole chiave

  • Structural zeros
  • robustness
  • EM algorithm
  • blocking
Accesso libero

Three-Form Split Questionnaire Design for Panel Surveys

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 827 - 854

Astratto

Abstract

Longitudinal or panel surveys are effective tools for measuring individual level changes in the outcome variables and their correlates. One drawback of these studies is dropout or nonresponse, potentially leading to biased results. One of the main reasons for dropout is the burden of repeatedly responding to long questionnaires. Advancements in survey administration methodology and multiple imputation software now make it possible for planned missing data designs to be implemented for improving the data quality through a reduction in survey length. Many papers have discussed implementing a planned missing data study using a split questionnaire design in the cross-sectional setting, but development of these designs in a longitudinal study has been limited. Using simulations and data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), we compare the performance of several methods for administering a split questionnaire design in the longitudinal setting. The results suggest that the optimal design depends on the data structure and estimand of interest. These factors must be taken into account when designing a longitudinal study with planned missing data.

Accesso libero

Double Barreled Questions: An Analysis of the Similarity of Elements and Effects on Measurement Quality

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 855 - 886

Astratto

Abstract

In double barreled questions (DBQs) respondents provide one answer to two questions. Assumptions how respondents treat DBQs and how DBQs impact measurement quality are tested in two randomized experiments. DBQs are compared with revisions in which one stimulus was retained while the other stimulus was skipped. The observed means and parameters when modeling latent variables differed among the versions. Metric and scalar measurement invariance was not given among the versions, and at least one single stimulus version was found to be associated with a higher validity. Response latencies did not differ among versions or respondents needed less time to respond to DBQs. The author concludes that respondents may understand the stimuli in a DBQ differently, and access one of them while disregarding the other, which can have an adverse effect on validity.

Parole chiave

  • Question wording
  • double barreled questions
  • validity
  • comparability
  • measurement invariance
Accesso libero

The Representativeness of Online Time Use Surveys. Effects of Individual Time Use Patterns and Survey Design on the Timing of Survey Dropout

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 887 - 906

Astratto

Abstract

Like other surveys, time use surveys are facing declining response rates. At the same time paper-and-pencil surveys are increasingly replaced by online surveys. Both the declining response rates and the shift to online research are expected to have an impact on the representativeness of survey data questioning whether they are still the most suitable instrument to obtain a reliable view on the organization of daily life. This contribution examines the representativeness of a self-administered online time use survey using Belgian data collected in 2013 and 2014. The design of the study was deliberately chosen to test the automated processes that replace interviewer support and its cost-efficiency. We use weighting coefficients, a life table and discrete-time survival analyses to better understand the timing and selectivity of dropout, with a focus on the effects of individual time use patterns and the survey design. The results show that there are three major hurdles that cause large groups of respondents to drop out. This dropout is selective, and this selectivity differs according to the dropout moment. The contribution aims to provide a better insight in dropout during the fieldwork and tries to contribute to the further improvement of survey methodology of online time use surveys.

Parole chiave

  • Nonresponse
  • time use survey
  • survey design
  • online research
Accesso libero

Comparing the Ability of Regression Modeling and Bayesian Additive Regression Trees to Predict Costs in a Responsive Survey Design Context

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 907 - 931

Astratto

Abstract

Responsive survey designs rely upon incoming data from the field data collection to optimize cost and quality tradeoffs. In order to make these decisions in real-time, survey managers rely upon monitoring tools that generate proxy indicators for cost and quality. There is a developing literature on proxy indicators for the risk of nonresponse bias. However, there is very little research on proxy indicators for costs and almost none aimed at predicting costs under alternative design strategies. Predictions of survey costs and proxy error indicators can be used to optimize survey designs in real time. Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth, we evaluate alternative modeling strategies aimed at predicting survey costs (specifically, interviewer hours). The models include multilevel regression (with random interviewer effects) and Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART).

Parole chiave

  • Survey cost models
  • machine learning
Accesso libero

Book Review: Paul C. Beatty, Debbie Collins, Lyn Kaye, Jose-Luis Padilla, Gordon B. Willis, and Amanda Wilmot. Advances in Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing. 2019, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-119-26362-3, 816 pages

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 933 - 935

Astratto

Accesso libero

Book Review: Yuling Pan, Mandy Sha, and Hyunjoo Park. The Sociolinguistics of Survey Translation. 2020, New York: Routledge, ISBN 978-1-138-55087-2, 166 pages

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 937 - 940

Astratto

Accesso libero

Book Review: Paul J. Lavrakes, Michael W. Traugott, Courtney Kennedy, Allyson L. Holbrook, Edith D. de Leeuw, and Brady West. Experimental Methods in Survey Research: Techniques that Combine Random Sampling with Random Assignment. 2019, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-119-08374-0, 544 pages

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 941 - 943

Astratto

Accesso libero

Editorial Collaborators

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 945 - 952

Astratto

Accesso libero

Index to Volume 36, 2020

Pubblicato online: 10 Dec 2020
Pagine: 953 - 956

Astratto

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