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Optimal times to contact sample households


Weeks, M., Jones, B., Folsom, R., & Benrud, C. (1980). Optimal times to contact sample households. Public Opinion Quarterly, 44(1), 101-114.


Finding a suitable respondent at home is an essential and expensive component of a household survey. This article reports on the results of a study of the probabilities of finding someone aged 14 or older at home and discusses the application of such data to survey design and budgeting