Category Archives: Measuring America

The Times, They Are a-Changin’

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Acting Director As you know, Census Bureau Director, Bob Groves, resigned August 11, 2012 to become Provost at Georgetown University.  Bob was an inspirational leader and it was a privilege and a joy to work closely … Continue reading

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The Data-to-Statistics Chain

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Federal statistical agencies face a set of common problems about which I’ve blogged in the past (The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part I) — declining response rates producing cost inflation, meeting … Continue reading

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And Now, for Something a Little Different . . .

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Several posts ago, I outlined a set of thoughts (The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part I, Part II, Part III) of how statistical agencies might navigate the future.  How should they … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Census Surveys Mandatory?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In an earlier post, I commented on the mandatory nature of some of the Census Bureau surveys.  Congress has directed over time that some surveys and censuses produce such important information to the country that … Continue reading

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How do we Conduct a Post-Enumeration Survey?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Post-enumeration surveys are complicated beasts, but their basic features can be communicated simply. The 2010 post-enumeration survey measures the separate components of census coverage as well as the net coverage error. In other words, we … Continue reading

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