Monthly Archives: August 2010

Quality in a Census Part 5

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Comparing the census counts to alternatives is one way to get a sense of how good the census is; if all alternative ways of estimating the size of the population yield about the same conclusions, … Continue reading

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Update on the Last Field Operations

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Written by: Director Robert Groves As I noted in an earlier post, we are now running two field operations as part of the quality improvement phase of the 2010 Census – the vacant/delete check (double checking the status of units … Continue reading

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Measuring Quality in a Census, Part 4

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The point of the first three posts on census quality was to note that there is no known “truth” with regard to the population of the United States. We have different tools, each of which … Continue reading

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Costs of the Census; Some Good News

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Written by: Director Robert Groves There have been many reasonable critiques of the costs of the decennial census. At many public events I have shared my own judgment that we must reduce the costs of the next census. While the … Continue reading

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