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Krejčí, Jindřich

Non-Response in Probability Sample Surveys in the Czech Republic

Krejčí, Jindřich. 2007. „Non-Response in Probability Sample Surveys in the Czech Republic.“ Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 43 (3): 561-587. ISSN 0038-0288.

Non-response trends in Czechia point to a decline in the survey climate in 1990s. While non-contacts and refusals are a significant problem, issues relating to how fieldwork is undertaken are equally important. The relative success of the Czech Statistical Office in attenuating non-response demonstrates that prudent surveying strategies can be effective. An examination of two waves of the European Social Survey reveals both the problems and strategies available for response rate enhancement.