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Tom 38 (2022): Zeszyt 4 (December 2022)
Special Zeszyt on Respondent Burden

Tom 38 (2022): Zeszyt 3 (September 2022)

Tom 38 (2022): Zeszyt 2 (June 2022)

Tom 38 (2022): Zeszyt 1 (March 2022)
Special Zeszyt on Price Indices in Official Statistics

Tom 37 (2021): Zeszyt 4 (December 2021)

Tom 37 (2021): Zeszyt 3 (September 2021)
Special Zeszyt on Population Statistics for the 21st Century

Tom 37 (2021): Zeszyt 2 (June 2021)
Special Zeszyt on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics

Tom 37 (2021): Zeszyt 1 (March 2021)

Tom 36 (2020): Zeszyt 4 (December 2020)

Tom 36 (2020): Zeszyt 3 (September 2020)
Special Zeszyt on Nonresponse

Tom 36 (2020): Zeszyt 2 (June 2020)

Tom 36 (2020): Zeszyt 1 (March 2020)

Tom 35 (2019): Zeszyt 4 (December 2019)
Special Zeszyt on Measuring LGBT Populations

Tom 35 (2019): Zeszyt 3 (September 2019)

Tom 35 (2019): Zeszyt 2 (June 2019)

Tom 35 (2019): Zeszyt 1 (March 2019)

Tom 34 (2018): Zeszyt 4 (December 2018)

Tom 34 (2018): Zeszyt 3 (September 2018)
Special Section on Responsive and Adaptive Survey Design

Tom 34 (2018): Zeszyt 2 (June 2018)
Special Zeszyt on Establishment Surveys (ICES-V)

Tom 34 (2018): Zeszyt 1 (March 2018)

Tom 33 (2017): Zeszyt 4 (December 2017)

Tom 33 (2017): Zeszyt 3 (September 2017)
Special Zeszyt on Responsive and Adaptive Survey Design

Tom 33 (2017): Zeszyt 2 (June 2017)
Special Zeszyt on Total Survey Error (TSE)

Tom 33 (2017): Zeszyt 1 (March 2017)

Tom 32 (2016): Zeszyt 4 (December 2016)
Special Section on The Role of official Statistics in Statistical Capacity Building

Tom 32 (2016): Zeszyt 3 (September 2016)

Tom 32 (2016): Zeszyt 2 (June 2016)

Tom 32 (2016): Zeszyt 1 (March 2016)

Tom 31 (2015): Zeszyt 4 (December 2015)

Tom 31 (2015): Zeszyt 3 (September 2015)
Special Zeszyt on Coverage Problems in Administrative Sources

Tom 31 (2015): Zeszyt 2 (June 2015)
Special Zeszyt on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics

Tom 31 (2015): Zeszyt 1 (March 2015)

Tom 30 (2014): Zeszyt 4 (December 2014)
Special Zeszyt on Establishment Surveys

Tom 30 (2014): Zeszyt 3 (September 2014)

Tom 30 (2014): Zeszyt 2 (June 2014)
Special Zeszyt on Surveying the Hard-to-Reach

Tom 30 (2014): Zeszyt 1 (March 2014)

Tom 29 (2013): Zeszyt 4 (December 2013)

Tom 29 (2013): Zeszyt 3 (September 2013)

Tom 29 (2013): Zeszyt 2 (June 2013)

Tom 29 (2013): Zeszyt 1 (March 2013)

Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
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eISSN
2001-7367
Pierwsze wydanie
01 Oct 2013
Częstotliwość wydawania
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Języki
Angielski

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Tom 36 (2020): Zeszyt 4 (December 2020)

Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
2001-7367
Pierwsze wydanie
01 Oct 2013
Częstotliwość wydawania
4 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

Wyszukiwanie

13 Artykułów
Otwarty dostęp

Letter to the Editors

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 729 - 736

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 737 - 761

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Consumer price index
  • geometric Brownian motion
  • Jevons index
  • Carli index
Otwarty dostęp

Developing Land and Structure Price Indices for Ottawa Condominium Apartments

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 763 - 802

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

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

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 803 - 825

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Structural zeros
  • robustness
  • EM algorithm
  • blocking
Otwarty dostęp

Three-Form Split Questionnaire Design for Panel Surveys

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 827 - 854

Abstrakt

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.

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 855 - 886

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Question wording
  • double barreled questions
  • validity
  • comparability
  • measurement invariance
Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 887 - 906

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Nonresponse
  • time use survey
  • survey design
  • online research
Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 907 - 931

Abstrakt

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).

Słowa kluczowe

  • Survey cost models
  • machine learning
Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 933 - 935

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 937 - 940

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 941 - 943

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

Editorial Collaborators

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 945 - 952

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

Index to Volume 36, 2020

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 953 - 956

Abstrakt

13 Artykułów
Otwarty dostęp

Letter to the Editors

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 729 - 736

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 737 - 761

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Consumer price index
  • geometric Brownian motion
  • Jevons index
  • Carli index
Otwarty dostęp

Developing Land and Structure Price Indices for Ottawa Condominium Apartments

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 763 - 802

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

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

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 803 - 825

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Structural zeros
  • robustness
  • EM algorithm
  • blocking
Otwarty dostęp

Three-Form Split Questionnaire Design for Panel Surveys

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 827 - 854

Abstrakt

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.

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 855 - 886

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Question wording
  • double barreled questions
  • validity
  • comparability
  • measurement invariance
Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 887 - 906

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe

  • Nonresponse
  • time use survey
  • survey design
  • online research
Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 907 - 931

Abstrakt

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).

Słowa kluczowe

  • Survey cost models
  • machine learning
Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 933 - 935

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 937 - 940

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

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

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 941 - 943

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

Editorial Collaborators

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 945 - 952

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

Index to Volume 36, 2020

Data publikacji: 10 Dec 2020
Zakres stron: 953 - 956

Abstrakt

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