Category Archives: Quality Assurance

How Good was the 2010 Census?, Part 3

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Written by: Director Robert Groves As prior blogs have noted, there are 3 ways to evaluate the quality of a census: 1) process indicators that describe the operations, 2) comparisons with other estimates of population size, and 3) a sample … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns about 2010 Population Counts

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Written by: Director Robert Groves With the completion of each census, as local officials examine the just-delivered population counts, many are disappointed. They are totally focused on strengthening and building their communities, and many view the size of the population … Continue reading

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Some Early Results from the Post-Enumeration Survey

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In an earlier post, “Quality in a Census Part 5,” I described how a large sample survey called a “post-enumeration survey” is used to evaluate a census. For 2010 such a survey will be used … Continue reading

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Comparing the Official Census Counts to Other Ways of Estimating the Population Size

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Written by: Director Robert Groves As I mentioned in an earlier post, “Demographic Analysis” And The Census, one method of measuring the size of the US population relies on historical birth registration, death registration, as well as estimates of in-migration … Continue reading

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The Release of The 2010 Demographic Analysis Population Estimates

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Written by: Director Robert Groves As I mentioned in an earlier post, “Demographic Analysis” And The Census, one method of measuring the size of the US population relies on historical birth registration, death registration, as well as estimates of in-migration … Continue reading

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