Interested in surveying physicians? New UWSC research highlights the effectiveness of $5 and $10 sequential incentive combinations

While collecting high quality data from physicians is critical, response rates for physician surveys are frequently low. A proven method for increasing response in mail surveys is to provide a small, prepaid monetary incentive in the initial mailing. More recently, UWSC researchers have begun experimenting with adding a second cash incentive in a follow-up contact in order to increase participation among more reluctant respondents.

UWSC Proud to Contribute to Edited Volume on “Interviewer Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective”

Distinguished Scientist Jennifer Dykema is a co-editor of the recently published “Interviewer Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective.” Written for managers of survey interviewers, survey methodologists, and students interested in the survey data collection process, the book uses the Total Survey Error framework to examine optimal approaches to survey interviewing, presenting state-of-the-art methodological research on all stages of the survey process involving interviewers. Three of the chapters on survey interviewing include contributions by UWSC staff.


For the next four Fridays, we will be featuring each of the UW Survey Center’s current Undergraduate Research Scholars. Each of these UW-Madison students have been working with UWSC’s Survey Methodologist, Dr. Jen Dykema, and …