10.5191/jiaee.2002.09307

 

Abstract

This study was designed to describe and explore how nonresponse in the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education historically has been handled. Similar work by Lindner, Murphy, and Briers (2001) was replicated in an effort to describe the generalizability of their findings and applicability of recommendations to this population. All articles (N=87) published in the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education during the years 1995 through 1999 were analyzed using content analysis techniques. The findings of this study support those of Lindner, Murphy, and Briers (2001), namely that not mentioning nonresponse error as a threat to external validity of a study, not attempting to control for nonresponse error, or not providing a reference to the literature were unfortunately the norm rather than the exception. Recommendations for handling nonresponse error and minimally acceptable response rates are provided.

 

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