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1 1 FY10 ACS Methods Panel Update Jennifer Guarino Tancreto Chief, ACS Data Collection Methods Staff Decennial Statistical Studies Division Presentation to COPAFS March 5, 2010

2 2 ACS Methods Panel Vehicle for testing changes to ACS Improving current questions/adding new questions Testing new methods to improve cost- efficiency

3 3 FY 2010 ACS Methods Panel Results of two tests from 2009 Conduct one test Plan for two future tests

4 4 Tests conducted in FY09

5 5 Additional Mailing to Mail Nonrespondents Goal: improve mail response Postcard or another questionnaire package –Mailed ~2 weeks after replacement questionnaire Tested in March 2009 –1/3 got third questionnaire –1/3 got postcard –1/3 did not get an additional mailing

6 6 Current ACS Data Collection Methods

7 7 ACS Data Collection with an Additional Mailing

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9 9 Additional Mailing to Mail Nonrespondents

10 10 Multi-lingual Brochure Test Goal: assist non-English speaking households in responding to ACS Mail brochure in five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean –Dedicated toll-free number for each language Tested in April through July 2009 –1/3 got brochure with pre-notice –1/3 got brochure with initial questionnaire –1/3 did not get brochure

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13 13 Multi-lingual Brochure Test Results imminent Study impact on response, specifically –Response from households that report speaking a language in the brochure

14 14 FY10 Testing

15 ACS Content Test Similar in design to 2006 ACS content test OMB Interagency Committee for the ACS provided structure/process for identifying new and revised content

16 ACS Content Test - New Questions 1.Computer Ownership and Internet Access (FCC) 2.Parental Place of Birth (Census)

17 ACS Content Test - Revised Questions 1.Food Stamps (USDA) –Change program name to SNAP 2.Veteran Identification and Period of Service (VA) 3.Public Assistance Income (HHS) 4.(CATI/CAPI only) Wages/Salary/etc. and Interest/Dividends/etc. income (HHS)

18 ACS Content Test – Process Subcommittees determine preliminary questions Cognitive testing Expert Panel Field Test

19 ACS Content Test Split-panel design –Control: current questions + version 1 of new questions –Test: revised questions + version 2 of new questions Initial sample of 35,000 housing units per panel –Nonresponse follow-up by telephone, pers. visit –Behavior coding using recordings (CARI) –Content follow-up reinterview

20 ACS Content Test Field test in September – November 2010 Final changes in ACS production in January 2013

21 21 Plans for Future Testing

22 ACS Internet Test Evaluate feasibility of Internet option for ACS and PRCS –English and Spanish Experimentally test ways of offering the Internet option to maximize Internet response

23 ACS Internet Test Treatments: –Prominent Offer (Choice) –Not Prominent Offer –Push Internet –Push Internet (modified mail schedule) Control (production): No Internet offer

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27 ACS Internet Test Two strata: Targeted and Not Targeted Fully factorial design of 10 experimental panels Main evaluation measure – response rates

28 ACS Internet Test Designed to present stimuli consistent with other ACS data collection modes to minimize potential mode effects But at the same time… Take advantage of the technology to improve data quality to extent possible

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30 30 Open-ended question

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32 32 Check boxes

33 ACS Internet Test Content reinterview (by phone) of INT respondents Follow-up interview about materials and Internet accessibility Test planned for March 2011 Results expected late 2011

34 34 ACS Content Reinterview Survey Study and monitor response error for ACS questions –Help identify items for content testing –Provide concrete estimates of response error Exploring use of Latent Class analysis Timing TBD

35 35 Contact Jennifer Guarino Tancreto


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