Term Definition
Interpenetrated sample assignment, interpenetration

Randomized assignment of interviewers to subsamples of respondents in order to measure correlated response variance, arising from the fact that response errors of persons interviewed by the same interviewer may be correlated. Interpenetration allows researchers to disentangle the effects interviewers have on respondents from the true differences between respondents.

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Synonyms: interpenetration, interpenetrations, interpenetrated