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The Resource Realizing the potential of the American community survey : challenges, tradeoffs, and opportunities, Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

Realizing the potential of the American community survey : challenges, tradeoffs, and opportunities, Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Realizing the potential of the American community survey : challenges, tradeoffs, and opportunities
Title
Realizing the potential of the American community survey
Title remainder
challenges, tradeoffs, and opportunities
Statement of responsibility
Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
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American community survey
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eng
Summary
The American Community Survey (ACS) was conceptualized as a replacement to the census long form, which collected detailed population and housing data from a sample of the U.S. population, once a decade, as part of the decennial census operations. The long form was traditionally the main source of socio-economic information for areas below the national level. The data provided for small areas, such as counties, municipalities, and neighborhoods is what made the long form unique, and what makes the ACS unique today. Since the successful transition from the decennial long form in 2005, the ACS has become an invaluable resource for many stakeholders, particularly for meeting national and state level data needs. However, due to inadequate sample sizes, a major challenge for the survey is producing reliable estimates for smaller geographic areas, which is a concern because of the unique role fulfilled by the long form, and now the ACS, of providing data with a geographic granularity that no other federal survey could provide. In addition to the primary challenge associated with the reliability of the estimates, this is also a good time to assess other aspects of the survey in order to identify opportunities for refinement based on the experience of the first few years. Realizing the Potential of the American Community Survey provides input on ways of improving the ACS, focusing on two priority areas: identifying methods that could improve the quality of the data available for small areas, and suggesting changes that would increase the survey's efficiency in responding to new data needs. This report considers changes that the ACS office should consider over the course of the next few years in order to further improve the ACS data. The recommendations of Realizing the Potential of the American Community Survey will help the Census Bureau improve performance in several areas, which may ultimately lead to improved data products as the survey enters its next decade.--Publisher's description
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Demographic surveys
  • United States
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Realizing the potential of the American community survey : challenges, tradeoffs, and opportunities, Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-119)
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Contents
Vision for the American community survey -- Sample design and precision of estimates -- Data collection methods -- Data processing and analytic issues -- Data dissemination -- Survey content -- Appendixes: A. Usability analysis: tract-level 2008-2012 ACS data -- B. Examples of differences between census counts and ACS population estimates -- C. Data quality filtering rates, 1-year data, 2012 -- D. Data quality filtering rates, 3-year data, 2010-2012 -- E. 2014 American community survey mail questionnaire -- F. ACS questions by year introduced and agency -- G. Biographical sketches of panel members and staff
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FIEb17702124
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780309366786
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)904811337
Label
Realizing the potential of the American community survey : challenges, tradeoffs, and opportunities, Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-119)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Vision for the American community survey -- Sample design and precision of estimates -- Data collection methods -- Data processing and analytic issues -- Data dissemination -- Survey content -- Appendixes: A. Usability analysis: tract-level 2008-2012 ACS data -- B. Examples of differences between census counts and ACS population estimates -- C. Data quality filtering rates, 1-year data, 2012 -- D. Data quality filtering rates, 3-year data, 2010-2012 -- E. 2014 American community survey mail questionnaire -- F. ACS questions by year introduced and agency -- G. Biographical sketches of panel members and staff
Control code
FIEb17702124
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780309366786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904811337

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