1999 Survey of Active Duty Personnel: Statistical Methodology Report
DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER ARLINGTON VA
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This report describes the sampling design, sample selection, estimation procedures, and the missing data compensation procedures used for the 1999 Survey of Active Duty Personnel. Together with the 1999 Survey of Spouses of Active Duty Personnel, these surveys are referred to as the 1999 Active Duty Surveys ADS Forms A and B, respectively. The member questionnaire is referred to as Form A or member survey. The first section of this report presents a general overview of the survey and the sampling design. Subsequent sections provide information on the statistical methods used in weighting and variance estimation. Several types of response rates were calculated and are described in the last section of the report. The population of interest for Form A included all active-strength Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard members including Reservists on active duty below the rank of admiral or general, with at least six months of active duty service. The sample frame included only members who were on active duty in May 1999. The purpose of the Form A survey was to collect information on assignments, military life, families, economic issues, and demographics of both members of the services and their spouses. A sample of members was selected from the Defense Manpower Data Centers DMDCs May 1999 Active Duty Master File ADMF and the May 1999 Reserve Components Common Personnel Data System RCCPDS.
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