4. Response rates
4.1 The numbers completing the face-to-face and self-completion sections of the survey in 2015 are shown in Table 1 below.
Table 1: 2015 Scottish Social Attitudes survey response
|No.||% of 'eligible' (in scope) sample|
|Vacant, derelict and other out of scope 1||324||10|
|Achievable or 'in scope'||2796|
|Unknown eligibility 2||17||1|
|Interview not achieved|
|Other non-response 5||162||6|
Notes to table
1 This includes empty / derelict addresses, holiday homes, businesses and institutions, and addresses that had been demolished.
2 'Unknown eligibility' includes cases where the address could not be located, where it could not be determined if an address was residential and where it could not be determined if an address was occupied or not.
3 Refusals include: refusals prior to selection of an individual; refusals to the office; refusal by the selected person; 'proxy' refusals made by someone on behalf of the respondent; and broken appointments after which a respondent could not be re-contacted.
4 Non-contacts comprise households where no one was contacted after at least 6 calls and those where the selected person could not be contacted.
5 'Other non-response' includes people who were ill at home or in hospital during the survey period, people who were physically or mentally unable to participate and people in which a language barrier made recruitment too difficult (despite translation and interpreting services being offered)
4.2 Table 2 below shows the achieved response rates for all years the survey has taken place.
Table 2: Scottish Social Attitudes survey response rate by year
|Survey year||Response rate|
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