Census of Population, 1960; Subject Reports Volume 8, PT. 1

Census of Population, 1960; Subject Reports Volume 8, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...was tolerated. The only exceptions involved type of institution and selected sample characteristics; i.e., education, year moved into institution, and 1959 income and work experience. (Data on income are not shown in the present report.) Type of institution was manually assigned for rejected enumeration districts with nonreports on type of institution for 25 or more inmates by reference to independent lists. Education, year moved into institution, and 1959 income and work experience were manually assigned for a subsample of inmates in enumeration districts containing 25 or more nonreports in these characteristics. The schedules were then returned to the electronic computer for assignments for other inmates not in the subsample. The manual assignment of selected sample characteristics for a subsample was intended to improve the quality of the computer assignments for other inmates. The manual assignments were based on distributions of values obtained from acceptable data for other institutions of similar type. ACCURACY 0F THE DATA Human and mechanical errors occur in any mass statistical operation such as a decennial census. Such errors include failure to obtain required information from respondents, obtaining inconsistent information, recording information in the wrong place or incorrectly, or otherwise producing inconsistencies between entries on interrelated items on the field documents. Sampling biases occur because some of the enumerators fail to follow the sampling instructions. Clerical coding and editing errors occur, as well as errors in the electronic processing operation. Careful efforts are made in every census to keep the errors in each step at an acceptably low level. Review of the enumerator, s work, verification of manual coding and..show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488008
  • 9781236488008