Knowledge of the pattern of occurrence and characteristics of response errors obtained during an investigation of the validity of post-season surveys of hunters was used to advantage to devise a two-step method for removing the response-bias errors from the raw survey data. The method was tested on data with known errors and found to have a high efficiency in reducing the effect of response-bias errors. The development of this method for removing the effect of the response-bias errors, and its application to post-season hunter-take survey data, increased the reliability of the data from below the point of practical management significance up to the approximate reliability limits corresponding to the sampling errors.
|Title||Validity of mail survey data on bagged waterfowl|
|Authors||E. L. Atwood|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Journal of Wildlife Management|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Patuxent Wildlife Research Center|