HAMISH update system : input form specifications

by Zahava D. Doering, Susan Welt

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A description of the input forms designed to enter and correct data in HAMISH, an automated record management system that supports the collection of research data and the analytical activities of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment. The Note first provides a brief overview of the HAMISH file structure and the associated update system. Next it discusses the different types of input forms utilized by the update system and summarizes the technical conventions established for their use. Finally, the Note reproduces all 21 update forms, which are accompanied by detailed user-oriented specifications.

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