dropouts due to mental health
i was wondering whether there is any particular incentive for previous respondents to attend to upcoming interviews.
I'm concerned that a decline in participants' mental health could lead to a decreased willingness to continiue upcoming interviews and thereby a downward biased mental health indicator.
If so, do you have any idea on how to compensate for that?
#1 Updated by Alita Nandi about 2 months ago
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Information on incentives is available here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/main-survey-user-guide/interview-and-fieldwork-process. As you can see previous wave non-responding househild members get a higher incentive "Sample members in households which did not take part during the previous wave are offered a £20 incentive if they are able to take part in the latest wave."
I will find out from our survey team if any additional incentives are given to past wave non-responding adults.
Also note that the longitudinal weights include adjustment for non-response and attrition. More on weights here:https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/main-survey-user-guide/weighting-guidance
On behalf of Understanding Society User Support Team