publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Gotta survey somebody : Methodological challenges in population studies of older people

Kelfve, Susanne;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Sociologiska institutionen
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Conducting representative surveys of older people is challenging. This thesis aims to analyze a) the characteristics of individuals at risk of being underrepresented in surveys of older people, b) the systematic errors likely to occur as a result of these selections, and c) whether these systematic errors can be minimized by weighting adjustments.   In Study I, we investigated a) who would be missing from a survey that excluded those living in institutions and that did not use indirect interviews, b) how prevalence rates would be affected by these exclusions, and c) whether post-stratifying the data by sex and age (weighting adjustment) would correct for any sys...
Subjects
free text keywords: Population studies, Older people, Representativeness, Survey design, Non-response, Sample selection, Selective attrition, Social inequality, Health outcomes, Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology), Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)
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