Browse All Topics

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Behavioral and Social Sciences : Policy, Reviews and Evaluations
The Future of Federal Household Surveys: A Workshop Summary

Federal household surveys today face several significant challenges including: increasing costs of data collection, declining response rates, perceptions of increasing response burden, inadequate timeliness of estimates, discrepant estimates of key indicators, inefficient and considerable duplication of some survey content, and ...

More
External Evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Its Grantees Letter Report

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funds applied research and development to improve the lives and functioning of persons with disabilities. At the request of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) within the Office of ...

More
The Importance of Common Metrics for Advancing Social Science Theory and Research:A Workshop Summary

In February 2010, the National Research Council convened a workshop to investigate the feasibility of developing well-grounded common metrics to advance behavioral and social science research, both in terms of advancing the development of theory and increasing the utility of ...

More
Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey: Interim Report

Following several years of testing and evaluation, the American Community Survey (ACS) was launched in 2005 as a replacement for the census "long form," used to collect detailed social, economic, and housing data from a sample of the U.S. population ...

More
Envisioning the 2020 Census

Planning for the 2020 census is already beginning. This book from the National Research Council examines several aspects of census planning, including questionnaire design, address updating, non-response follow-up, coverage follow-up, de-duplication of housing units and residents, editing and imputation procedures, ...

More
On Being a Scientist:A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition

The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid. Society trusts that the results of research reflect an honest attempt by scientists to describe the world accurately and ...

More
Science and Technology and the Future Development of Societies: International Workshop Proceedings

In June 2006, seventeen scientists and educators selected by the National Academies, the Academy of Sciences of Iran, and the Académie des Sciences of France held a workshop at the estate of the Fondation des Treilles in Toutour, France, to ...

More
Experimentation and Evaluation Plans for the 2010 Census: Interim Report

For the past 50 years, the Census Bureau has conducted experiments and evaluations with every decennial census involving field data collection during which alternatives to current census processes are assessed for a subset of the population. An "evaluation" is usually ...

More
International Collaborations in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: Report of a Workshop

Based on the outcomes of a workshop convened by the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science and informed by a survey of social scientists who have led cross-national projects, this National Science Foundation-funded report addresses the multiple benefits of research ...

More
State and Local Government Statistics at a Crossroads

Since the early days of the nation, the federal government has collected information on the revenues, expenditures, and other features of state and local jurisdictions and their operations. Today, these data are collected primarily by the Governments Division of the ...

More