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Informing Non-Response Bias Model Creation in Social Surveys with Visualisation

Lahtinen, K., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Butt, S. and Fitzgerald, R. (2015). Informing Non-Response Bias Model Creation in Social Surveys with Visualisation. Paper presented at the VIS 2015, 25-10-2015 - 30-10-2015, Chicago, USA.


Through an ongoing process of co-design and co-discovery we are developing and using visualization to explore large amounts of auxiliary data from unfamiliar sources to understand non-response bias in social surveys. We present auxiliary data in their geographical contexts and show how this can complement traditional data analysis and provide a more comprehensive understanding of the data. This is helping select variables for non-response modelling. These processes are not just limited to non-response analysis, but have potential to be used in wider quantitative analysis in social science.

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Publisher Keywords: correlation, variable selection, social science, survey response, geovisualization
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
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