ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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An Analysis

Respondent, a Key Factor in National-Level Surveys

Statistics holds paramount position as a scientific tool to translate relevant data into information for effective policymaking. But the data collector does not receive adequate cooperation from respondents. At times, the respondents are incapable of providing information. The 61st, 66th and 68th rounds of the National Sample Survey have brought these problems to the fore. Lack of clarity marred the information received from about 20% respondents. This analysis presents some ways and means to make a survey/census more productive and useful for development planning.

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