1979 Reserve Force Studies Surveys

User’s Manual and Codebooks

by Zahava D. Doering, David W. Grissmer, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson


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Describes the 1979 survey administered to 224 Army National Guard and 221 Army Reserve company-sized units. The first four sections summarize the rationale of the surveys, sample and administrative procedures, and data processing procedures, especially those with analytic implications. Information about response rates is also included. The codebook sections reproduce each question used in the four questionnaires, together with every permissible response category and other technical information required for planning tabulations and other analyses. The files for these surveys contain a total of 22,933 records: 10,617 for Form 1 (administered to E1-E4 enlisted personnel), 11,596 for Form 2 (administered to E5-E9 enlisted personnel), 358 for Form 3 (administered to unit commanders), and 362 for Form 4 (completed either by the unit commander or the unit technician).

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Note series. The note was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1979 to 1993 that reported other outputs of sponsored research for general distribution.

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