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SURVEY MEASUREMENT OF WORK DISABILITY: Summary of a Workshop
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Implications of Different Concepts for SurveyMeasurement Problems
Discussion Leader: Robert Groves
Contributors: Ellen MacKenzie and Allan Hunt
How do the various conceptual models address the dynamic nature of disability and how do these models address SSA's disability program requirements?
How do the various conceptual models address the role of environment, adaptation, expectations, and perceptions?
What measurement gaps exist between the various conceptual models of disability and the current set of disability measures used in federal surveys?
Sampling, Accessing, and Measuring People withDisabilities
Discussion Leader: Colm O'Muircheartaigh
Contributors: Lawrence Branch and Ronald Kessler
To what extent do varying modes and methods of data collection facilitate participation among persons with disabilities?
If access to a person with a work disability is limited (due to the interface between the survey design and the nature of the disability), how is the measurement of disability affected by the role of the proxy respondent—caregiver as respondent, other proxy respondent? Can tradeoffs be assessed between nonresponse and measurement errors?
What gaps exist in our knowledge of the relative impact of coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error on estimates of disability?
Questionnaire Development Issues for Measures ofWork Disability
Discussion Leader: Seymour Sudman
Contributors: Roger Tourangeau and Jack McNeil
In light of developments related to the integration of