Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: nterviewing in replicates, which are representative subsamples of the larger sample. Using replicates to control the release of sample ensures that complete call procedures are followed for the entire sample. Calls were staggered over times of day and days of the week to maximize the chance of making contact with potential respondents. Each telephone number received at least one daytime call in an attempt to find someone at home. Contact procedures were slightly different for the landline and cell samples. For the landline sample, interviewers first determined if the household had any 12 -to -17 year old residents. Households with no teens were screened -out as ineligible. In eligible households, interviewers first conducted a short parent interview with either the father/male guardian or mother/female guardian. The short parent interview asked some basic household demographic questions as well as questions about a particular teen in the household (selected at random if more than one teen lived in the house.) For the cell phone s...
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