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Longitudinal Study: LSAC
Title: Consent to Data Linkage: Experimental Evidence from an Online Panel
Authors: Edwards, Ben 
Biddle, Nicholas 
Publication Date: 22-Mar-2021
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Pages: 181-203
Keywords: Data linkage consent
Education records
Longitudinal surveys
Probability based online panels
Abstract: Longitudinal surveys have tended to have a strong focus on primary data collection, with most of the analytical information obtained directly from interviews. The next generation of longitudinal studies will likely make extensive use of linked data to augment survey responses. However, this will occur in the context of declining response rates to surveys and in consent to data linkage. Surveys on probability based online panels have several advantages in that they are cheaper and faster to implement than traditional longitudinal surveys but also have the capacity to deliver complex survey instruments. There are different types of information linked to survey data, with consent usually asked for specific sources of data. Evidence from observational studies where consent to link different types of data has been requested report consistent patterns of consent rates with consent to link highest for education records followed by health, with income or economic records having substantially lower levels of consent.
DOI: 10.1002/9781119376965.ch8
ISBN: 9781119376965
Research collection: Book Chapters
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