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Procedures for Reducing Measurement Error in Establishment Surveys

Karen L. Goldenberg, Kerry Levin, Tracey Hagerty, Ted Shen, and David Cantor

Abstract

In this paper we discuss two sets of procedures designed to reduce measurement error during two separate phases of an establishment survey. The first set is concerned with questionnaire design and pretesting. The second set focuses on steps to identify correct respondents and to contact them for the survey.