Cover: Audit of the household attitude survey, site II, wave 2

Audit of the household attitude survey, site II, wave 2

Published 1979

by Marsha E. Baran

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Describes the audit of data collected during the 1976 survey on community attitudes toward the experimental housing allowance program in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The audit first examined 2,649 records for internal consistency; less than 3 percent contained errors of substance. Checks for bias revealed neither nonresponse nor sex-distribution problems. The auditors also examined response coding for appropriateness, revising two codes and adding two others. Minor problems uncovered in fieldwork and data preparation led to recommendations for procedural changes in later surveys. The chief one was to confine audits to field-complete records, i.e., those to be used in analysis, rather than auditing all records with any relevant data.

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