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The cost effectiveness of including pencils and erasers with self-completion epidemiological questionnaires.

Abstract:

It is cheap to process epidemiological data from optical mark read (OMR) questionnaires. Respondents should use a pencil to complete OMR questionnaires, but many will not unless these are supplied. Sending pencils and erasers is expensive. Does sending pencils and erasers increase the response rate as cost-effectively as sending reminders, or does this decrease the error rate and offset data checking costs? We mailed 300 smokers and half were randomised to receive pencils and erasers. The rel...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Manaseki, S More by this author
Griffin, C More by this author
Journal:
Public health
Volume:
115
Issue:
1
Pages:
80-81
Publication date:
2001-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-5616
ISSN:
0033-3506
URN:
uuid:fd3189c9-fd0b-4aae-8d0d-d1ea0ed08fdb
Source identifiers:
351600
Local pid:
pubs:351600

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