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1999 Survey of Active Duty Personnel: Administration, Datasets, and Codebook. Appendix G: Frequency and Percentage Distributions for Variables in the Survey Analysis Files.
DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER ARLINGTON VA SURVEY AND PROGRAM EVALUATION DIV
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At the request of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Personnel Support, Families, and Education, the Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC conducted the survey to assess perceptions of military life issues, After an extensive survey development process in which focus group research played a significant role, the 1999 Survey of Active Duty Personnel Form A was administered from August 1999 through December 1999, It was fielded to a nonproportional stratified, single stage random sample of 66,040 DoD Service members DoD and the Coast Guard, The weighted response rate was 51, which is typical for large-scale surveys of DoD military personnel, This codebook documents survey development, sample design and allocation, survey administration procedures, and datasets that resulted from the survey, The surveys items can be grouped broadly into several categories assignment information career information military life programs and services family information economic issues and background information, Data were collected by mail with procedures designed to maximize response rates, Beginning in late August 1999, an introductory letter explaining the survey and soliciting cooperation was sent to members, The introductory letter was followed about 3 weeks later by a package containing the questionnaire and instructions for completing and returning the survey, A third letter was sent to thank individuals who had already returned the questionnaire and to ask those who had not completed and returned the survey to do so At approximately 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and 9 weeks after the initial survey mailing, second, third, and fourth questionnaires with letters stressing the importance of the survey were mailed to individuals who had not responded to previous mailings, The field closed on 4 January 2000 with all surveys received by that date, Appendix G includes frequency and percentage distributions for variables in the survey analysis files.
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