the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. We are especially thankful for the personal participation of Constance F. Citro, director of CNSTAT, in the conduct of the workshops and in the preparation of this report. These people’s hard work greatly benefited the report in numerous ways.

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the NRC. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that assist the institution in making its reports as sound as possible and to ensure that the reports meet institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

The panel thanks the following individuals for their review of the report: Rachel A. Caspar, Center for Survey Methodology, RTI International; Frederick Conrad, Program in Survey Methodology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, College Park; John Dovidio, Department of Psychology, Yale University; Simon Jackman, Department of Political Science, Stanford University; Frauke Kreuter, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, College Park; Tom W. Smith, Center for the Study of Politics and Society, NORC at the University of Chicago; and Kirk M. Wolter, Survey Research, NORC at the University of Chicago.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of the report was overseen by Eleanor Singer, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Appointed by the NRC, she was responsible for making certain that the independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the authoring panel and the NRC.

Roger Tourangeau, Chair
Panel on a Research Agenda for the Future of
Social Science Data Collection



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