Category Archives: Quality Assurance

Quality in a Census, Some Overview Thoughts

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The series of posts on quality of a census all made the point that there are various ways to measure how good a census is – all of them imperfect. I think it important to … Continue reading

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Completing The Field Work on Quality Assurance

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Written by: Director Robert Groves During the past few months, we’ve been conducting major field quality assurance operations. The last two I’ve blogged about in the past – the vacant/delete check and the field verification check. Both of these are … Continue reading

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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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