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Abstract Details

Activity Number: 414
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Government Statistics
Abstract - #309092
Title: An Innovative Approach to Frame Development for Hard-to-Identify Populations
Author(s): Tina Mainieri*+ and Jeri Mulrow and Sam Schildhaus and Emilda Rivers
Companies: Survey Sciences Group, LLC and National Science Foundation and National Science Foundation and National Science Foundation
Address: 220 E Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104,
Keywords: sample frames ; list assessments ; postdoctoral researchers

The Postdoc Data Project (PDP) is a multi-year project with the overarching objective of determining the need for and the feasibility of gathering in-depth information on early career researchers, including postdocs, in the U.S. This group makes up less than one percent of the general population. A major challenge to the PDP involved identifying sources for lists of postdocs and early career researchers. The PDP used data collection methodologies, such as focus groups, record-keeping interviews, and surveys to assess potential lists. The idea was to use the methodologies up front in a quick turnaround fashion to rapidly winnow the field of potential lists by screening for eligibility at the time of frame development rather than at the time of data collection. This talk will describe the methods and challenges to determining list member eligibility and updating the contact information.

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