Presents a plan for auditing data obtained from baseline surveys of residential properties in the two sites of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment: Brown County, Wisconsin, and St. Joseph County, Indiana. The audit of each baseline survey is designed to make clear the strengths and weaknesses of the data by means of the following procedures: analysis of field operations, internal consistency checks, distribution checks involving transformations of responses, multivariate outlier checks, cross-survey checks, analysis of linear relationships, comparisons with external data, and income and expense comparisons. For these purposes the audit will drawn on information from all phases of data collection, processing, and analysis. By uncovering and documenting errors of all kinds, it will also serve to provide guidance for future instrument design and field procedures.
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