Degree Granting Department
Thomas Mieczkowski, Ph.D.
National Crime Victimization Survey, Fatigue bias, Nonresponse, Survey research, Research methods
Survey research is a popular methodology used to gather data on a myriad of phenomena. Self-report victim surveys administered by the Federal government are used to substantially broaden our understanding of the nature and extent of crime. A potential source of nonsampling error, respondent fatigue is thought to manifest in contemporary victim surveys, as respondents become "test wise" after repeated exposure to survey instruments. Using a special longitudinal data file, the presence and influence of respondent fatigue in national self-report victim surveys is examined from three perspectives. Collectively, results provide a comprehensive look at how respondent fatigue may impact crime estimates produced by national self-report victim surveys.
Scholar Commons Citation
Hart, Timothy C., "Respondent fatigue in self-report victim surveys: Examining a source of nonsampling error from three perspectives" (2006). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.