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Table 1 Overview of each survey round

From: Effectiveness of incentives and follow-up on increasing survey response rates and participation in field studies

Round Incentive for completing the survey Survey length Number of follow-up waves Incentive for participating in field study Addressee % deliverable
1 Gift card Long 0 $100 “Current Resident” 91.3
2 Gift card Long 0 $100 “Current Resident” 92.9
3 Gift card Long 0 $100 Personalized 91.7
4 Gift card Long 0 $100 Personalized 88.8
5 Gift card Long 0a $100 Personalized 91.3
6 $2 cash Long 3 $150 Personalized 88.3
7 $2 cash Long 3 $150 Personalized 89.6
8 $2 cash Medium 3 $150 Personalized 87.5
9 $2 cash Short 3 $150 Personalized 86.3
10 $2 cash Long 3 $200 Personalized 84.6
11 $2 cash Long 0 $200 Personalized 91.3
12 $2 cash Long 3 $200 Personalized 85.0
13 $2 cash Long 3 $200 Personalized 86.3
14 $2 cash Long 2 $200 Personalized 85.4
15 $2 cash Long 2 $200 Personalized 84.2
16 $2 cash Long 2 $200 Personalized 83.8
17 $2 cash Long 2 $200 Personalized 82.1
  1. aIncluded pre-survey notification postcard sent before the initial survey mailing