An empirical validation of R-indicators

In a previous paper (discussion paper 07002, Schouten and Cobben) we introduced so-called R-indicators. These indicators attempt to measure the representativeness of the response to a survey. In the present paper we apply these indicators to several examples at CBS. These examples include surveys with different interview modes, data collection strategies and amounts of pre-paid incentives. We compare the values of the R-indicators to the outcomes of thorough analyses performed on these data sets.