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Resurrecting a Survey After 20 Years of Dormancy (308026)Ronda Britt, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
*Rebecca L. Morrison, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
Keywords: questionnaire design, pretesting, nonprofits, research and development
This paper describes the various methods and techniques to develop, evaluate, and pretest survey questions to measure research and development spending within nonprofits, a population that had not been surveyed by NCSES in over 20 years. It will also describe the unique circumstances and challenges of surveying nonprofit organizations that arose during the lengthy questionnaire development process, and discuss some of the methods used to encourage response to the survey.