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An examination of survey pretesting reveals a paradox. On the one hand, pre-testing is the only way to evaluate in advance whether a questionnaire causes problems for interviewers or respondents. Consequently, both elementary textbooks and experienced researchers declare pretesting indispensable. On the other hand, most textbooks offer minimal, if any,… (More)
We demonstrate how the introduction of liability-side feedbacks affects the properties of a quantitative model of systemic risk. The model is known as RAMSI and is still in its development phase. It is based on detailed balance sheets for UK banks and encompasses macro-credit risk, interest and non-interest income risk, network interactions, and feedback… (More)
This article draws on evidence from an exploratory survey of living situations to assess the validity of assumptions about residence and to offer methodological innovations to improve coverage of people with tenuous attachment to households. These innovations include more inclusive probes and questions used to compile the roster of household residents; a… (More)
There is a wealth of material on 'how to do' change plus empirical work revealing change process complexity. In health care, the relevance of context is highlighted, but studies of rural health-care change have focused on community impacts. There is little to inform health-care managers of how remoteness and rurality impact upon change processes. This study… (More)
The global financial crisis of 2007–09 has illustrated the importance of modelling the closure of funding markets to financial institutions and accounting for liquidity feedbacks within any model of systemic risk. This paper illustrates how such channels are incorporated into a Risk Assessment Model for Systemic Institutions (RAMSI), and outlines how RAMSI… (More)
Who lives in a sampled household is the first and subsampled. Followup interviews were conducted most fundamental thing a survey or census must for 85 percent of eligible individuals–one third with determine, if interviews with its members are to represent the individuals themselves, and the remainder with a population completely. Yet, little systematic… (More)
INTRODUCTION Videoconferencing technology has the potential to increase opportunities for healthcare professionals in rural and remote areas to access continuing professional development. This research used a quantitative approach to an evaluation of the effectiveness of videoconferencing technology in the development of a community of professional… (More)
This paper reports the results of research and analysis undertaken by Census Bureau staff. It has undergone a Census Bureau review more limited in scope than that given to official Census Bureau publications. This report is released to inform interested parties of ongoing research and to encourage discussion of work in progress.
Between 1986 and 1993, a program of questionnaire design and cognitive research was conducted by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, to improve labor force measurements in the Current Population Survey. As part of the research program, diagnostic measures for systematically testing and evaluating alternative questionnaire versions were… (More)
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