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Optimal times to contact sample households

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


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