Ethnic differences in the quality of the interview process and implications for survey analysis: The case of Indigenous Australians

Perales, Francisco, Baffour, Bernard and Mitrou, Francis (2015) Ethnic differences in the quality of the interview process and implications for survey analysis: The case of Indigenous Australians. PLoS One, 10 6: e0130994-e0130994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130994

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Author Perales, Francisco
Baffour, Bernard
Mitrou, Francis
Title Ethnic differences in the quality of the interview process and implications for survey analysis: The case of Indigenous Australians
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2015-06-19
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0130994
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 10
Issue 6
Start page e0130994
End page e0130994
Total pages 20
Place of publication San Francisco, CA United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Comparable survey data on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are highly sought after by policymakers to inform policies aimed at closing ethnic socio-economic gaps. However, collection of such data is compromised by group differences in socio-economic status and cultural norms. We use data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey and multiple-membership multilevel regression models that allow for individual and interviewer effects to examine differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in approximate measures of the quality of the interview process. We find that there are both direct and indirect ethnic effects on different dimensions of interview process quality, with Indigenous Australians faring worse than non-Indigenous Australians in all outcomes ceteris paribus . This indicates that nationwide surveys must feature interview protocols that are sensitive to the needs and culture of Indigenous respondents to improve the quality of the survey information gathered from this subpopulation.
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