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Committee on National Statistics
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey: Interim Report  (CNSTAT)

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... Read more

The Prevention and Treatment of Missing Data in Clinical Trials  (CNSTAT)

Randomized clinical trials are the primary tool for evaluating new medical interventions. Randomization provides for a fair comparison between treatment and control groups, balancing out, on average,... Read more

Databases for Estimating Health Insurance Coverage for Children: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)

This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop convened in June 2010 to critically examine the various databases that could provide national and state-level estimates of low-income uninsured... Read more

Improving Health Care Cost Projections for the Medicare Population:Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)

Developing credible short-term and long-term projections of Medicare health care costs is critical for public- and private-sector policy planning, but faces challenges and uncertainties. There is... Read more

Developing and Evaluating Methods for Using American Community Survey Data to Support the School Meals Program:Interim Report  (CNSTAT)

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are key components of the nation's food... Read more

Conducting Biosocial Surveys:Collecting, Storing, Accessing, and Protecting Biospecimens and Biodata  (CNSTAT,CPOP)

Recent years have seen a growing tendency for social scientists to collect biological specimens such as blood, urine, and saliva as part of large-scale household surveys. By combining biological and... Read more

Envisioning the 2020 Census  (CNSTAT)

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,... Read more

Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty  (CWSEM,CNSTAT)

Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male... Read more

Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey Letter Report  (CNSTAT)

The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a survey of commercial buildings in the United States, mandated by Congress to provide comprehensive information about energy use in... Read more

A Database for a Changing Economy:Review of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)  (CNSTAT)

Information about the characteristics of jobs and the individuals who fill them is valuable for career guidance, reemployment counseling, workforce development, human resource management, and other... Read more

Data on Federal Research and Development Investments:A Pathway to Modernization  (CNSTAT)

Two surveys of the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) provide some of the most significant data available to understand research and development spending and... Read more

Protecting and Accessing Data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates:A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) collects data on the number and characteristics of individuals receiving research doctoral degrees from all accredited U.S. institutions. The results of this... Read more

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