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July 04, 2010

Design and Methodology Report & Other Details

Design and Methodology Report
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/survey_methodology/acs_design_methodology.pdf
This document describes the basic ACS design and methodology as of the 2007 data collection year. The purpose of this document is to provide data users and other interested individuals with documentation of the methods used in the ACS. Future updates of this report are planned to reflect additional design and methodology changes. This document is organized into 15 chapters. Each chapter includes an overview, followed by detailed documentation, and a list of references.

Technical Appendix
Technical Appendix from the ACS Compass Products

Data Collection & Processing
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/survey_methodology/acs_design_methodology_ch13.pdf
Chapter 13 of the ACS Design and Methodology Report discusses how aggregated data products and PUMS are prepared. For more help, see the entire report, or other individual chapters, at this link:
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/methodology/methodology_main/

Group Quarters Definitions
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/data_documentation/documentation_main/

What the ACS can tell us about Mixed Mode Surveys
http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/dis/workshop/references/ISRMixedMode.pdf
This is a presentation given by Deborah Griffin, Census Bureau, at a joint SRC/PSC brownbag. It has a great deal of information on the details of the different modes of data collection (mail, phone, in-person); differences in response across the country; mode effects, etc.


Posted by lisan at July 4, 2010 09:23 AM

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