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Definition:
The inability of an investigator to make contact with a particular designated sample unit at the first attempt raises certain problems of bias due to non-response. One method of dealing with this is for the investigator to “call-back” on one or more occasions in order to establish contact.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002