Computerized Sample Selection Procedures for the Survey of Military Applicants.
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This document describes the sample selection procedures used in the 1983 Survey of Military Applicants. The survey complements the Enlistment Bonus Test by providing information pertinent to the implementation of the Test programs. In addition, the survey helps distinguish the characteristics of enlistees from those of nonenlistees, and provides information on the appeal of alternative enlistment options. The computerized sample selection procedures developed in 1983 improved substantially on the procedures used in the initial Applicant Survey 1981. Computerization reduced the lag time between application and survey interview, helped to increase the completed interview rate, and essentially eliminated the need for surveying respondents at basic training. Furture applicant surveys will employ computerized sample selection. This Note describes the procedures developed at RAND and provides the documentation required for their use in future surveys. Keywords Computer programs Computer files ASVABArmored Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery.
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