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nonresponder

 [non-re-spon´der]
an individual who after vaccination against a given virus does not show any immune response when challenged with the virus.

nonresponder

/non·re·spond·er/ (non-re-spon´der) a person or animal that after vaccination against a given virus does not show any immune response when challenged with the virus.

nonresponder

(nŏn″rĕ-spŏn′dĕr)
1. An individual who does not achieve an immunological response to a vaccine.
2. A person who does not respond in the expected way to therapy, particularly medication.
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The fact that the Learning Module respondents differed somewhat from the nonrespondent workers suggests some degree of self-selection, about which we say more below.
After the completion data collection, all nonrespondents were asked to participate in a shorter version of the survey that contained five items intended to assess the relationship between fan identification and survey participation.
Telephone follow-up calls are made to nonrespondents prior to the publication deadline.
This list, combined with our survey responses and information from the thesis supervisors of nonrespondents, led us to estimate the size of the 1996-1997 class at roughly 950 graduates.
Note that if there is a 100-percent response rate (RR = 1), or if there is no difference between the respondent and nonrespondent means ([[mu].
1996) first suggested using data averages across resident ZIP codes and Census tracts to model the differences between survey respondents and nonrespondents and control for nonresponse bias through a sample selection model.
What is also problematic with the methodology is that, statistically speaking, even if the nonrespondent calls had been randomly selected, which the authors do not tell us, the results are still spurious.
The nonrespondents were mailed a second copy of the survey packet after three weeks had elapsed.
The comparative statistics presented in Table 1, Panel B reveal no significant differences between respondent and nonrespondent firms, thus suggesting that nonresponse bias is not a concern.
Initially, random sample mailings were administered to 6,000 businesses across the state followed by telephone interviews of nonrespondents.
Again, nonrespondent analyses revealed no statistically significant differences in all cases.
Responses from the second mailing were statistically compared to the first twenty responses of the first mailing and were negative for nonrespondent bias.