An Assessment of a New System for Annual Administration of the Family Housing Survey.
NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB WASHINGTON D C
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The study involved the development and evaluation of a new system for annual administration of the family housing survey. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command is responsible for coordinating an annual survey of family housing which is used to determine military family housing requirements. The present survey system uses questionnaires which must be keypunched. These questionnaires are administered by monitors at group sessions. This system is both time-consuming and costly. The new system involves use of a questionnaire which is suitable for optical scanning and the questionnaires are self-administered. The new system was tested in conjunction with the CY 71 and CY 72 surveys at selected test locations. The results showed that the new system is feasible to use for the survey. A cost analysis showed the new system to be much more efficient than the present one. An inquiry of survey personnel indicated that, in terms of administrative efficacy, they regarded the new system to be superior. Author
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