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Coordinating and Sustaining Federal Statistics

Decennial Census and American Community Survey

Economic Measurement

Federal Household and Business Surveys

Health and Social Welfare

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency

Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators

Statistical Methods and Estimates for Policy Use


Current Projects

Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey
An ad hoc panel will conduct a study to address priority technical issues for the American Community Survey (ACS) as the survey enters its next decade. The panel will consider how the Census Bureau...

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Design of the National Children’s Study and Implications for the Generalizability of Results
An ad hoc panel will conduct a congressionally mandated review of the design of the National Children's Study (NCS) Main Study. The NCS is intended to follow a cohort of 100,000 children identified at...

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Developing Science, Technology, and Innovation Indicators for the Future
An ad hoc panel, convened under the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT), in collaboration with the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), proposes to conduct a study of the...

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Economic and Fiscal Impact of Immigration
An ad hoc committee consisting of the leading demographic, economic and fiscal experts in the United States will conduct a study and prepare a report on the economic and fiscal impact of immigration. ...

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Human Spaceflight: Public and Stakeholder Opinions Panel
The Public and Stakeholder Opinions Panel will assist the study committee in executing the statement of task (below), particularly with regard to providing public and stakeholder input to understand...

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Measuring Social and Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion in Surveys
The purpose of this study is to identify measurement approaches that can lead to improved understanding of civic engagement, social cohesion, and social capital—and their potential role in explaining...

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Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics
A panel of the National Research Council will assess and make recommendations for the development of a modern set of crime measures in the United States and the best means for obtaining them. For...

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Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health
An ad hoc panel will conduct a study to assess the state of knowledge about the relationship of such factors as hours of driving, hours on duty, and periods of rest to the fatigue experienced by truck...

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Review and Evaluation of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Content and Design

An ad hoc committee will conduct an evaluation of the redesigned Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) of the U.S. Census Bureau. Begun in 1984, SIPP uniquely proides...

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Review of the 2010 Census
An ad hoc panel of experts will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the statistical methods and operational procedures for the 2010 census.  The panel will address, in particular, methods and...

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Panel on Reliability Growth Methods for Defense Systems
The present project on reliability growth methods is the latest in a series of studies at the National Research Council (NRC) on improving the statistical methods used in defense systems development...

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Workshop on Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues

An ad hoc steering committee will organize a public workshop on issues involved in measuring research and development (R&D) expenditures and related topics, such as emploment...

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