Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (1981)

INVITED PAPERS BY TOPIC

I. THE REDESIGN OF THE NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY
Chair: ALBERT BIDERMAN, Bureau of Social Science Research
Organizer: STEPHEN FIENBERG, Carnegie-Mellon University

Measuring Victimization: NCS Questionnaire and Sample Redesign Issues - ROGERT M. GROVES, JAMES M. LEPKOWSKI, PETER V. MILLER, University of Michigan ............... 1

Discussion - ALBERT J. REISS, Jr., Yale University ............... 11

 

II. ESTIMATION IN SURVEY SAMPLING: ROBUSTNESS AND OPTIMALlTY
Chair: IVAN FELLEGI, Statistics Canada
Organizer: V.P. GODAMBE, University of Waterloo

Estimation in Survey-Sampling: Robustness and Optimality - V.P. GODAMBE, University of Waterloo ............... 14

Balanced Samples and Robust Bayesian Inference in Finite Population Sampling - RICHARD M. ROYALL, Johns Hopkins University; DANY PEEFFERMANN, Hebrew University ............... 16

Discussion - M.E. THOMPSON, University of Waterloo ............... 22

 

III. METHODS FOR EVALUATING CROP YIELD MODELS
Chair: HAROLD F. HUDDLESTON, Washington, DC
Organizer: JEANNE L. SEBAUGH, Department of Agriculture

Established Criteria and Selected Methods for Evaluating Crop Yield Models in the AgRISTARS Program - WENDELL W. WILSON, JEANNE L. SEBAUGH, Departaent of Agriculture ............... 24

Evaluation of Crop/Weather Yield Models: A Developer's Viewpoint - ARLIN M. FEYERHERM, Kansas State University ............... 32

Analysis of Simulation Models by Response Surface Techniques - F.D. BAKER, Department of Agriculture; R.E. BARCHANN, University of Georgia ............... 34

Discussion - WAYNE A. FULLER, Iowa State University ............... 40

 

IV. THE 1980 PRE-ELECTION POLLS: WHAT HAPPENED?
Chair: WARREN MILLER, University of Michigan
Organizer: JOSEPH WAKSBERG, Westat, Inc.

A Review of the Gallup Pre-Election Methodology in 1980 - ANDREW KOHUT, The Gallup Organization ............... 41

The 1980 Pre-Election Polls: A Review of Disparate Methods and Results - WARREN J. MITOFSKY, CBS News ............... 47

Discussion - MORRIS H. HANSEN, Westat, Inc. ............... 53

 

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS BY TOPIC
I. DESION AND ESTIMATION IN SURVEY SAMPLING
Chair: DAVID L. BAYLESS, Research Triangle Institute

A New Cost Model for Optimum Allocation in Two-Stage Sampling - WILLIAM D. KALSBEEK, OPHELIA M. MENDOZA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; DAVID V. BUDESCU, Research Triangle Institute ............... 55

A Constructive Solution for Two-Dimensional Controlled Selection Problems - LAWRENCE R. ERNST, Bureau of the Census ............... 61

Workload Bias: A Case for Employing Randomization in the Scheduling of Field Assignments - DOUGLAS J. DRUMMOND, Research Triangle Institute ............... 65

A Summary of Observations Concerning the Information in the Spectral-Temporal-Ancillary Data Available for Estimeting Ground Cover Crop Proportions - CHARLES R. PERRY, Jr., Department of Agriculture ............... 71

Comparison of Vegetation Indices Based on Satellite-Acquired Spectral Data - LYLE F. LAUTENSCHLAGER, CHARLES R. PERRY, Jr., Department of Agriculture ............... 77

Discussion - C.H. PROCTOR, North Carolina State University ............... 83

 

II. MISCELLANEOUS RESULTS CONCERNING SAMPLING AND DATA COLLECTION IN SURVEYS
Chair: CHARLES ALEXANDER, Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards

The Pilot Testing of Alternative Administrative Procedures and Survey Instruments - IRA SHESKIN, University of Miami; PETER STOPHER, Schimpeler, Corradino Associates ............... 85

Telephone Collection in an Establishment Survey of Job Openings - STUART SCOTT, Bureau of Labor Statistics; MARY YURACHEK, Occupational Safety and Health Administration ............... 91

Applied Survey Research in a Political Environment - LORETTA L. HEERY, University of Pennsylvania; JILL L. AUERBACH, JAMES E. PRATHER, Georgia State University ............... 97

Using Reputational Sampling to Identify Residential Clusters of Minorities Dispersed in a Large Urban Region: Hispanics in Atlanta, Georgia - ROB E. SNOW, JOHN D. HUTCHESON, Jr., JAMES E. PRATHER, Georgia State University ............... 101

An Effective Sample Design for Reaching Minority Populations - ROLF M. WULFSBERG, DANIEL E. HAGAN, Chilton Research Services ............... 107

Updating Census Data for a Statewide Area Probability Sample of Housing Units - DONNA BROGAN, CAROLYN MILES, Emory University ............... 113

Reselection of an Area Sample for the Retail and Service Surveys - CARY T. ISAKI, CARL A. KONSCHNIK, NASH J. MONSOUR, Bureau of the Census ............... 116

The 1982 Survey of Income and Program Participation - DANIEL KASPRZYK, CHARLES A. LININGER, Social Security Administration ............... 122

An Evaluation of Statistical Matching - WILLARD L. RODGERS, EDWARD B. DeVOL, University of Michigan ............... 128

Small Area Estimation Prospects for the Survey of Income and Program Participation - STEVEN G. HEERINGA, University of Michigan ............... 133

Discussion - GARY M. SHAPIRO, Bureau of the Census ............... 139

Effects of Imputation on Regression Coefficients - ROBERT SANTOS, University of Michigan ............... 140

Two Efficient Random Imputation Procedures - GRAHAM KALTON, LESLIE KISH, University of Michigan ............... 146

Discussion - RODERICK J.A. LITTLE, Datametrics Research, Inc. ............... 152

 

IV. DATA VALIDATION AND EDITING
Chair: BRENDA COX, Research Triangle Institute

An Industry Study of Coder Variability - MARTIN COLLINS, SCPR Survey Methods Centre and City University Business School ............... 154

Accuracy of Record Sampling in the 1977 National Hospital Discharge Survey - STEVEN L. BOTMAN, IRIS M. SHIMIZU, National Center for Health Statistics ............... 160

1980 Census Weighting and Variance Estimation Studies, Design and Methodology - HENRY F. WOLTMAN, SUSAN M. MISKURA, JOHN H. THOMPSON, PETER A. BOUNPANE, Bureau of the Census ............... 164

Empirical Results from the 1980 Census Sample Estimation Study - JAY KIM, JOHN H. THOMPSON, HENRY F. WOLTMAN, Bureau of the Census; STEPHEN M. VAJS, United States Coast Guard ............... 170

1980 Census Variance Estimation Procedure - MILTON C. FAN, HENRY F. WOLTMAN, SUSAN M. MISKURA, JOHN H. THOMPSON, Bureau of the Census ............... 176

Convergence Properties of the Iterative 1980 Census Estimator - JOHN H. THOMPSON, Bureau of the Census ............... 182

 

VI. ENEROY DATA VALIDATION
Chair: A. S. LOEBL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Organizer: RAN S. SHARMA, Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation

Energy-Data Validation: An Overview and Some Concepts - A. S. LOEBL, S. CANTOR, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ............... 186

Maximal Posterior Probability Error Localization - GUNAR E. LIEPINS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; DAVID J. PACK, Union Carbide Corporation ............... 192

Discussion - TOMMY WRIGHT, Union Carbide Corporation ............... 196

 

VII. VARIANCE ESTIMATION FOR SAMPLE SURVEYS
Chair: MICHAEL HIDIROGULU, Statistics Canada

Projecting Variances for Two Methods of Estimating Weed Abundances - C.H. PROCTOR, North Carolina State University ............... 198

Components of Variance by Replicated BRR - ERIC SCHINDLER, STANLEY KULPINSKI, Bureau of Labor Statistics ............... 200

Accuracy of Difference Method for Approximating Sampling Errors for Proportion Estimates from a Complex Sample - IRIS M. SHIMIZU, National Center for Health Statistics ............... 204

Models for Estimation of Sampling Errors - P.D. GHANGURDE, Statistics Canada ............... 209

Discussion - DAVID D. CHAPMAN, Bureau of the Census ............... 213

 

VIII. REDESIGN OF CENSUS BUREAU DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS: RESEARCH ON OPERATIONAL ASPECTS
Chair/Organizer: R. MAURICE KNICELEY, Bureau of the Census

General Overview of Research in Redesign of the Census Bureau's Demographic Surveys - R. MAURICE KNICELEY, LEONARD R. BAER, Bureau of the Census ............... 214

Effects of the Unavailability of Building Permit Information on the Bureau of the Census' Demographic Surveys - FLORENCE H. ABRAMSON, STEPHEN HEACOCK, DONNA KOSTANICH, Bureau of the Census ............... 220

Problems Associated with Using Building Permits as a Frame of Post-Census Construction: Permit Lag and ED Identification - RONALD STATT, E. ANN VACCA, CHARLES WOLTERS, ROSA HERNANDEZ, Bureau of the Census ............... 226

Results from the Methods Development Survey (Phase I) - ANTHONY M. ROMAN, Bureau of the Census ............... 232

Recall Biases for Different Ference Periods in the National Crime Survey - JOHN M. BUSHERY, Bureau of the Census ............... 238

Research Plans for the Redesign of the Canadian Labour Force Survey - M.P. SINGE, J.D. DREW, Statistics Canada ............... 244

Discussion - RICHARD PLATEK, Statistics Canada ............... 250

 

IX. NONRESPONSE IN SAMPLE SURVEYS
Chair: IRENE HESS, University of Michigan

A Method for Determining and Reducing Nonresponse Bias - PETER STOPHER, Schimpeler, Corradino Associates; IRA SHESKIN, University of Miami ............... 252

The Effects of Monetary Payments on Survey Responses: Experimental Evidence from a Longitudinal Study of Economically Disadvantaged Youths - STUART H. KERACHSKY, CHARLES D. MALLAR, Mathematica Policy Research ............... 258

Preliminary Results of 1980 Decennial Census Telephone Followup Nonresponse Experiment - PAMELA W. FERRARI, LEROY BAILEY, Bureau of the Census ............... 264

A Factorial Experiment on the Responses of Professional Nurses to a National Mail Survey - RICHARD A. KULKA, STEWART J. SHIREY, R. PAUL WORE, NELSON WOODBURY, Research Triangle Institute ............... 270

Discussion - WILLIAM D. KALSBEEK, University of North Carolina ............... 276

 

X. REDESION OF CENSUS BUREAU DEWGRAPHIC SURVEYS: RESEARCH ON SAMPLE DESION
Chair/Organizer: GARY H. SHAPIRO, Bureau of the Census

Using Clustering Algorithms to Stratify Primary Sampling Units - D.R. JUDKINS, R.P. SINGE, Bureau of the Census ............... 279

Modification of Friedmen-Rubin' s Clustering Algorithm for Use in Stratified PPS Sampling - DONNA KOSTANICH, DAVID JUDKINS, RAJENDRA SINGE, MINDI SCHAUT'Z, Bureau of the Census ............... 285

Selection of Stratifiers for the National Crime Survey Redesign - CHARLES H. ALEXANDER, EDWARD L. KOBILARCIK, Bureau of the Census ............... 291

Efforts to Improve the Reliability of Minority Estimates in the Redesign of the Current Population Survey - DEBORAH LORAH, RAJENDRA SINGE, ROBERT TEGELS, Bureau of the Census ............... 297

Comparison of an Alternative Estimator to the Current Composite Estimator in CPS - ELIZABETH T. HUANG, LAWRENCE B. ERNST, Bureau of the Census ............... 303

Discussion - LESLIE KISH, University of Michigan ............... 309

Discussion - RALPH FOLSOM, Research Triangle Institute ............... 311

 

XI. ESTIMATORS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS
Chair: DANIEL G. HORVITE, Research Triangle Institute

A General Composite Estimator - STEPHEN M. WOODRUFF, Bureau of Labor Statistics ............... 313

The Effect of a Large Change on Two Ratio Regression Estimators - GEORGE KA'ITAKKUZHY, Health Care Financing Administration ............... 317

Multisample Jacknife Statistics - IBRAHIM A. AHMAD, University of Petroleum and Minerals ............... 318

 

XII. MEASUREMENT PROBLEMS AND RESPONSE EFFECTS
Chair: CHARLES D. JONES, Bureau of the Census

Reliability and Validity of the Data and Measures from Two National Surveys of Adolescent Drinking - J. VALLEY RACHAL, ROBERT L. HUBBARD, ELIZABETH R. CAVANAUGH, Research Triangle Institute ............... 323

Validity of Self Reports of Illegal Activities and Arrests by Drug Treatment Clients - ROBERT HUBBARD, JAMES COLLINS, MARGARET ALLISON, ELIZABETH CAVANAUGH, J. VALLEY RACHAL, Research Triangle Institute ............... 329

Factors Influencing Rating Scale Responses: A Procedure for Partitioning Redundancy - MOHAMMAD H. SABERTEHRANI, Eastern Michigan University; ROBERT A. PETERSON, University of Texas, Austin ............... 335

Survey Response Errors for Sensitive Topics - KENT H. MARQUIS, M. SUSAN MARQUIS, J. MICHAEL POLICH, Rand Corporation ............... 339

Countering Estimation Bias Due to Response Errors: A Simulation Example - NAIHUA DUAN, KENT H. MARQUIS, M. SUSAN MARQUIS, Rand Corporation ............... 342

An Experiment to Measure the Effects of Respondent Rules on Health Survey Responses - ROBERT M. GROVES, NANCY A. MATHIOWETZ, University of Michigan ............... 346

Discussion - MARY GRACE KOVAR, National Center for Health Statistics ............... 352

 

XIII. IMPROVING UNITED STATES ESTIMATES OF INCOME DISTRIBUTION
Chair/Organizer: ROBERT FERBER, University of Illinois

Accounting for Differences in Aggregate Estimates and Size Distributions of Farm Proprietors' Income - EDWARD C. BUDD, Pennsylvania State University and Bureau of Economic Analysis; ROBERT YUSKAVAGE, Bureau of Economic Analysis ............... 354

Estimating In-Kind Income Using the CPS: Survey Versus Pure Microsimulation Approaches - TIMOTHY M. SMEEDING, Bureau of the Census ............... 360

Examination of Alternative Income Distribution Measures Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation Panel Data - CONSTANCE F. CITRO, MARILYN E. MANSER, Mathematica Policy Research ............... 366

The Measurement of Nonfarm Self-Employment Income: The 1979 ISDP Research Panel - THOMAS CAMERON WHITEMAN, Health and Human Services ............... 372

An Assessment of the Quality of Survey Reports of Income from the Aid to families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program - KAREN GOUDREAU, HOWARD OBERHEU, DENTON VAUGHAN, Social Security Administration ............... 377

Discussion - ROBERT B. PEARL, University of Illinois ............... 383

 

XIV. SAMPLING DESIGE AND DATA COLLECTION FOR VARIOUS SURVEYS
Chair: IRIS SHIMIZU, National Center for Health Statistics

A New Sampling Plan for the Carolina Health Survey - JAN-JAN LAM, MARTIN C. WEINRICH, University of South Carolina ............... 385

A Survey to Estimate the Value of the Equipment Inventory of a Large Institution - MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, STEPHEN CASEY, Rutgers University ............... 387

Surveys of Seasonal Residents in Florida - WEN-FU P. SHIH, University of Florida ............... 391

Sampling Design for Marine Recreational Fishing Survey: An Example of a Complemented Survey - DHIRENDRA N. GHOSH, Washington, DC ............... 394

 

XV. USE OF RECORD CHECK DATA IN MEDICAL CARE SURVEYS
Chair: STEVEN B. COHEN, National Center for Health Statistics
Organizer: RICK L. WILLIAMS, Research Triangle Institute

Response Error Research Issues in Health Surveys - D. G. HORVITZ, Research Triangle Institute ............... 397

The Equivalence of Generalized Double Sampling Regression Estimators, Weight Adjustments, and Randomized Hot Deck Imputations - RALPH FOLSOM, Jr., Research Triangle Institute ............... 400

Weighted Hot-Deck Imputation of Medical Expenditures Based on a Record Check Subsample - RICK L. WILLIAMS, RALPH E. FOLSOM, Jr., Research Triangle Institute ............... 406

An Evaluation of Weighted Hot Deck Imputation for Unreported Health Care Visits - BRENDA G. COX, RALPH E. FOLSOM, Jr., Research Triangle Institute ............... 412

An Automated Procedure for Matching Record Check and Household-Reported Health Care Data - PHILIP C. COOLEY, BRENDA G. COX, Research Triangle Institute ............... 418

Discussion - GORDON SCOTT BONHAM, National Center for Health Statistics ............... 424

 

XVI. TELEPHONE SURVEYS
Chair: ROBERT M. GROVES, University of Michigan

An Investigation of Response in a Telephone Survey - JAMES T. MASSEY, PEGGY R. BARKER, SUE HSIUNG, National Center for Health Statistics ............... 426

Alternative Questioning Procedures for Attitude Measurement in Telephone Surveys - PETER V. MILLER, University of Michigan ............... 432
The Process of Interviewer Variability: Evidence from Telephone Surveys - ROBERT M. GROVES, LOU J. MAGILAVY, NANCY A. MATHIOWEI'Z, University of Michigan ............... 438

A Study of Dual Frame Estimators for the National Health Interview Survey - ROBERT J. CASADY, CECELIA B. SNOWDEN, MONROE G. SIRKEN, National Center for Health Statistics ............... 444

Toward the Design of an Optimal Telephone Sample - J. BURKE, D. MORGANSTIEN, S. SCHWARTZ, Westat, Inc. ............... 448

Discussion - WILLIAM L. NICHOLS, II, Bureau of the Census ............... 454

 

XVII. INEERNAL REVENUE SERVICE STATISTICS OF INCOME PROGRAM: METHODOLOGICAL ADVANCES
Chair: RALPH BRISTOL, Department of the Treasury
Organizers: JACK BLACKSIN, WENDY ALVEY, Internal Revenue Service

Statistics of Income: An Overview - ROBERT A. WILSON, JOHN DiPAOLO, Internal Revenue Service ............... 457

Individual Statistics of Income: Advancing the Closeout Date - JIM DUMAIS, RAY SHADID, Internal Revenue Service ............... 464

Using Business Master File Data for Statistics of Income Purposes - WILLIAM T. POWELL, JOEL R. STUBBS, Intermal Revenue Service ............... 471

The SOI Quality Control Program - THOMAS M. DURKIN, OTTO SCHWARTZ, Internal Revenue Service ............... 478

The Development of Automatic Calculation of the Coefficient of Variation Within the Generalized Tabulation System - VICTOR A. BAXTER, Internal Revenue Service ............... 484

Discussion - NEIL BARCLAY, Revenue Canada Taxation ............... 490

Discussion - PETER DAVIS, Senate Budget Committee ............... 492

 

XVIII. SAMPLING IN AGRICULTURE
Chair: CHARLES E. CAUDILL, Department of Agriculture
Organizer: ROBERT D. TORTORA, Department of Agriculture

Nonsampling Errors in an Agriculture Survey - DAVID FAULKENBERRY, Oregon State University, ROBEST D. TORTORA, Department of Agriculture ............... 493

Use of Network Sampling in an Agricultural Survey - MICHAEL A. STEINER, Department of Agriculture ............... 496

Prediction of County Crop Areas Using Survey and Satellite Data - GEORGE E. BATTESE, University of New England; WAYNE A. FULLER, Iowa State University ............... 500

Stratification of a Remotely Sensed Area Sampling Frame - RON FECSO, Department of Agriculture ............... 506

Evaluation of the USDA Large Area Crop Estimation Procedure Using Alternative Clustering and Classification Techniques - M.L. AMIS, R.K. LENNININGTON, M.V. MARTIN, W.G. McGUIRE, S.S. SHEN, Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Company, Inc. ............... 509

Discussion - RAJ S. CHHIKARA, Old Dominion University ............... 515

 

XIX. CURRENT PENSION RESEARCH
Chair: JACK BLACKSIN, Internal Revenue Service
Organizers: JACK BLACKSIN, WENDY ALVIN, Internal Revenue Service

Toward a National Retirement Income Policy: An Alternative Perspective - SYLVESTER J. SCHIEBER, Employee Benefit Research Institute ............... 517

Evaluating a National Pension Plan Data Base While Testing for Economies of Scale - EMILY S. ANDREWS, Social Security Administration; OLIVIA S. MITCHELL, Cornell University ............... 523

Use of the Chi-Square Statistic to Set Whitteker-Henderson Smoothing Coefficients - LEE GIESECKE, Defense Manpower Data Center ............... 527

Discussion - DANIEL E. SMITH, National Bureau of Economic Research ............... 531

 

XX. DATA BASES FOR SMALL BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Chair: DAVID HIRSCHBERG, Small Business Administration
Organizer: VITO NATRELLA, Arlington, Virginia

Small Business Data Base: Progress and Potential - BRUCE A. KIRCHHOFF, DAVID A. HIRSCHBERG, Small Business Administration ............... 533

Issues in Developing a Microdata Base for Small Business Research - VITO NATRELLA, Arlington, Virginia ............... 538

Associating Establishments into Enterprises for a Microdata File of the United States Business Population - CATHERINE ARMINGTON, MARJORIE ODLE, Brookings Institution ............... 541

Recent Trends in the Distribution of Employment by Business Size and Industry - BRUCE D. PHILLIPS, Small Business Administration ............... 547

Discussion - NORMAN FRUMKIN, Office of Management and Budget ............... 554

 

XXI. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS IN SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS
Chair: BENNIE CLEMMER, Social Security Administration

Estimation Equations for the Number of Duplicate HU Listings in the 1980 Census, Based on a Sample of ED Clusters - DAVID W. CHAPMAN, Bureau of the Census ............... 556

The Difference Between the Inverses of the Harmonic and Arthimetic Means - MONROE G. SIRKEN, National Center for Health Statistics ............... 562

A Note on a Further Generalization of the Ehrenfest Urn Model - V.R.R. UPPULURI, TOMMY WRIGHT, Union Carbide Corporation ............... 564

Non-Additive Relations in Organizational Survey Data - JEAN B. LAPOINTE, ALAN S. DAVENPORT, University of Michigan; MAUREEN SIE, Aerospace Corporation ............... 569

Interval Estimation in Unequal Probability Sampling - S .H. BIYANI, East Carolina University; C.K. MIDHA, University of Florida ............... 574

 

XXII. STATISTICAL USES OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
Chair: FRITZ SCHEUHEN, Internal Revenue Service
Organizer: WENDY ALVIN, Internal Revenue Service

The Development of Social Data from Administrative Records: The Canadian Experience - DOUGLAS NORRIS, JOHN LEYES, NELSON KOPUSTAS, Statistics Canada ............... 576

Statistics of Income for Individuals: A Historical Perspective - JACK BLACKSIN, RAY PLOWDEN, Internal Revenue Service ............... 581

Estimating the Value of Incremental Depreciation Deductions and Tax Rate Reductions - JOSEPH J. CORDES, George Washington University; STEVEN M. SHEFFRIN, University of California, Davis, and Office of Tax Analysis ............... 587

Social Security Data Files as a Resource for Health Research - FAYE AZIZ, HARRIET ORCEIIT, LINDA DelBENE, Social Security Administration ............... 591

Industrial Directory — Status and Direction - MICHAEL G. FARRELL, JOHN M. SULLIVAN, Bureau of the Census ............... 595

 

XXIII. ESTIMATION METHODS FOR SAMPLE SURVEYS
Chair: WAYNE A. FULLER, Iowa State University

The Effect of Fisher's z-Transformation on Confidence Intervals for the Correlation Coefficient - MARY H. MULRY, KIRK M. WOLTER, Bureau of the Census ............... 601

Statistical Properties of Linear Survey Estimators with Integer Valued Random Variable Weights - DAVID D. CHAPMAN, Bureau of the Census ............... 607

Robust Model-Based Inference for a Finite Population Mean from Unequally Weighted Samples - RODERICK J.A. LI'ITLE, Datametrics Research, Inc. ............... 613

Regression Analysis Under Differential Non-Response - GAD NATHAN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem ............... 618

Nonresponse in Complex Multiphase Surveys - J.H. DREW, GTE Laboratories Inc.; W.A. FULLER, Iowa State University ............... 623

 

XXIV. THE ANALYSIS OF DATA EHOM SAMPLE SURVEYS—THE QUESTION OF WEIGHTING
Chair: GILBERT NESTEL, Ohio State University
Organizer: BENJAMIN KING, University of Washington

Using Sample Survey Weights in Multiple Regression Analyses of Stratified Samples - WILLIAM H. DuMOUCHEL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; GREG J. DUNCAN, University of Michigan ............... 629

A Logic of Inference in Sample Survey Practice - B.V. SHAH, Research Triangle Institute ............... 638

 

XXV. THE NONPROFIT SECTOR AND PENSION STATISTICS
Chair: JOHN DiPAGLO, Internal Revenue Service
Organizers: JACK BLACKSIN, WENDY ALVEY, Internal Revenue Service

Nonprofit Organizations in America: An Examination of Information Return Filings with IRS - JOHN P. SULLIVAN, KEITH GILMOUR, Internal Revenue Service ............... 645

Private Foundations, Federal Tax Law, and Philanthropic Activity: An IRS Perspective - THOMAS B. PETSKA, DANIEL SKELLY, Internal Revenue Service ............... 651

Discussion - GABRIEL RUDNEY, Yale University ............... 657

1977 Employee Benefit Plan Data—Form 5500 Series - NICHOLAS H. GREENIA, DANIEL A. ROSA, Internal Revenue Service ............... 658

The Veterans Administration Pension System - ROBERT S. KLEAR, RONALD HENKE, Veterans Administration ............... 664

 

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS - POSTER SESSION

Salary Survey of Mathematicians and Statisticians - GLENN BEATTY, Battelle, Columbus Laboratories ............... 667

The Usefulness of Proxy Reporting in an Economic Survey of Physicians - MARC L. BERK, STEVEN H. COHEN, SAMUEL M. MEYERS, National Center for Health Statistics Research ............... 671

Results of Model-Based Approach to Sampling - YAHIA Z. ARMED, NANCY J. KIPKENDALL, Energy Information Administration ............... 674
An Application of Weighted Least Squares Methods to the Analysis of Measurement Process Components of Variability in an Observational Study - JULIA MacMILLAN, CAROLINE BECKER, GARY G. KOCH, MAURA STOKES, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; H. MAC VANDIVIERE, University of Kentucky, Lexington ............... 680

Minimum Sample Sizes for Cochran's Test - PATRICIA P. RAMSEY, Fordham University; PHILIP H. RAMSEY, City University of New York, Queens College ............... 686

 

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SMALL AREA ESTIMATING*
Chair: JOHN H. MORAWETZ, MaGraw-Hill Information Systems Company
Organizer: JONAH OTELSBERG, York University

Small Area Estimating - JOHN H. MORAWETZ, McGraw-Hill Information Systens Company ............... 689

Synthetic Estimation Based on Incomplete Information - THOMAS M. GERIG, North Carolina State University; PATRICK H.A. MILLER, Texas Christian University ............... 689

Small Area Estimates Based on Concurrent Measures Versus Regression Estimates: The Case of the One Family House Construction - JONAH OTELSBERG, York University ............... 690

When Robust Estimation is Not an Obvious Answer: The Case of the Synthetic Estimator Versus Alternatives for Small Ones - CARL ERIK SARNDAL, University of Montreal ............... 710

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* These papers are being placed into this Proceedings volume because the Bureau of the Census, which fonterly published them as a separate rionograph, will no longer do so.