Sampling Cell Phone Only Households: A Comparison of Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics from ABS and Cell Phone Samples

John Boyle, Anna Fleeman, Courtney Kennedy, Faith Lewis, Andy Weiss
2012 Survey Practice  
Address based sampling (ABS) represents an alternative to RDD screening of cell phone exchanges to identify cell phone only households for dual frame telephone surveys. Although both approaches provide coverage for cell phone only households, do the differences in frame, mode and screening introduce biases in the achieved sample? The authors compare the demographic and behavioral characteristics between two national samples of cell phone only adults, one sampled by ABS and one by cell phone RDD.
doi:10.29115/sp-2012-0003 fatcat:6v57cxo7xbdgbghnmfw33qcow4