Special Session

Abstract for Special Session, chaired by Dr. J. Michael Brick


How Effective is Nonresponse Weighting?

Researchers routinely apply nonresponse weighting adjustments to reduce bias in the estimates. However, it is difficult to evaluate how effective the adjustments are because the true values of the nonrespondents are unknown. To encourage discussion on this issue, we invite two types of papers for this session:  those that report assessments of the effectiveness of nonresponse weighting as well as papers that propose ideas for evaluating the effectiveness, even without fully elaborated ideas or results. Papers may address assessments of effectiveness through the use of registry data, simulations, theory based on constructs of response, or other innovative approaches.