Accession Number:

AD0765321

Title:

Sources of Error in Naval Personnel Surveys: An Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

Two types of errors present in mail surveys of naval personnel were studied. One was in the responses given to survey items on factual characteristics such as pay grade, marital status, etc. The other was in information in the Navys automated personnel records which are used for survey sample selection and data analysis. Response errors were assessed by obtaining two sets of responses to the factual survey items from the same group of people and also by comparing questionnaire responses to information in the personnel jackets. Errors in the automated records were assessed by comparing their information to the personnel jacket information. The results showed a wide variance across items in the average amount of response error. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE