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The National Survey of Family Growth Survey Methodology Paper Series includes pre-publication reports and published articles on research conducted by affiliates of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The research reported in this series is partially supported by a contract with the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, No. 200-2000-07001. DHHS publications for the NSFG can be found on the NSFG website.
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West, Brady T. 2012. "An Examination of the Quality and Utility of Interviewer Estimates of Household Characteristics in the National Survey of Family Growth." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 176(1): 211-225. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Yan, Ting, Frauke Kreuter, and Roger Tourangeau. 2012. "Latent Class Analysis of Response Inconsistencies across Modes of Data Collection." Social Science Research, 41(5): 1017-1027. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah, Jennifer Eckerman Yarger, and Joyce Abma. 2012. "Does It Matter How you Ask? Question Wording and Males' Reporting of Contraceptive Use at Last Sex." Social Science Research, (April). DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Olson, Kristen, and Robert M. Groves. 2012. "An Examination of Within-Person Variation in Response Propensity over the Data Collection Field Period." Journal of Official Statistics, 28(1): 29-51. Abstract. Public Access.

Wagner, James. Forthcoming. "A Comparison of Alternative Indicators for the Risk of Nonresponse Bias." Public Opinion Quarterly.

Couper, Mick P., and James Wagner. 2011. "Using Paradata and Responsive Design to Manage Survey Nonresponse." Proceedings of ISI 2011, Publisher Link.

Wagner, James, and Kristen Olson. 2011. "Where Do Interviewers Go When They Do What They Do? An Analysis of Interviewer Travel in Two Field Surveys." Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Survey Research Methods, Abstract. Publisher Link.

West, Brady, and Robert M. Groves. 2011. "Bayesian Analysis of Between-Group Differences in Variance Components in Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models." Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics, Abstract.

West, Brady, and Robert M. Groves. 2011. "The PAIP Score: A Propensity-Adjusted Interviewer Performance Indicator." Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics, Abstract. Publisher Link.

West, Brady, and Frauke Kreuter. 2011. "Observational Strategies Associated with Increased Accuracy of Interviewer Observations: Evidence from the National Survey of Family Growth." Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Abstract. Publisher Link.

Axinn, William, Cynthia F. Link, and Robert M. Groves. 2011. "Responsive Survey Design, Demographic Data Collection, and Models of Demographic Behavior." Demography, 48(3): 1127-1149. DOI. Abstract.

West, Brady T. 2010. "A Practical Technique for Improving the Accuracy of Interviewer Observations: Evidence from the National Survey of Family Growth." NSFG Paper No. 10-013. November 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Kirgis, Nicole, and James M. Lepkowski. 2010. "A Management Model for Continuous Data Collection: Reflections from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010." NSFG Paper No. 10-011. June 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Kreuter, F., Kristen Olson, J. Wagner, T. Yan, T.M. Ezzati-Rice, C. Casas-Codero, M. Lemay, A. Peytchev, Robert M. Groves, and Trivellore Raghunathan. 2010. "Using Proxy Measures and Other Correlates of Survey Outcomes to Adjust for Nonresponse: Examples from Multiple Surveys." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 173(2): 389-407. DOI. Abstract.

Wagner, James. 2010. "The Fraction of Missing Information as a Tool for Monitoring the Quality of Survey Data." Public Opinion Quarterly, 74(2): 223-243. DOI. Abstract.