Topics and Questions

Criteria

Considerations

Rank

1 = H

2 = M

3 = L

Cost (Big Payoff)

Quality

New to Census

Accomplishable

Other Criteria

For 2010?

For 2020?

Census Environment Required

A. Coverage Measurement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.1 Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) is the program that will answer the question: How accurate was the coverage of the population?

1

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

A.2 How effective is the CCM interview and subsequent processing in determining the members of the household at each housing unit on CCM interview day and the usual residence of each household member on Census Day? When there are errors in determining household membership and usual residence, what are the causes and what are the possible remedies? What are the effects of recall errors and reporting errors on the CCM interview?

1

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes.

(Note: Some things can be done outside the census.)

A.3 Can we start to learn if comparing the history of census operations with the CCM results in the sample blocks can help us explain how and when errors occur, and also suggest potential remedies?

1

No

Yes

No

Yes, as a feasibility study in small number of blocks in the CCM sample.

 

No

Yes

Maybe



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