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The Next-Birthday Method of Respondent Selection
Charles T. Salmon and John Spicer Nichols
The Public Opinion Quarterly
Vol. 47, No. 2 (Summer, 1983), pp. 270-276
Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2749026
Page Count: 7
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Four procedures for selecting telephone survey respondents within a household unit-Troldahl-Carter, male/female alternation, next-birthday, and no-selection methods-were compared in a small-sample survey. The data indicate that the next-birthday method is a relatively efficient procedure for selecting a sample that is representative of all household members.
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