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Accession Number PB2012-114731
Title Cognitive Testing of the 2013 American Housing Survey Neighborhood Module. Final Report.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 76p
Personal Author R. A. Freidus
Abstract At the request of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Demographic Surveys Division (DSD), staff from the Center for Survey Measurement, cognitively pretested the 2013 American Housing Survey Neighborhood module. It included questions about methods of transportation used, working at home, and characteristics of the area surrounding the home. Results of 15 cognitive interviews conducted in June and July 2012, include the following: (1) When respondents were asked a series of questions about whether they can walk or bicycle to get to various services and amenities, several answered incorrectly based on whether they had the means to do so (that is, whether they had a bicycle); (2) respondents interpreted the phrase highways with at least four lanes to mean restricted access highways, rather than four-lane main arteries as the sponsor intended; and (3) respondents interpreted parking lots to include residential lots associated with an apartment or townhouse complex, while the sponsor intends the question to measure proximity to commercial parking lots.
Keywords Cognitive testing
Demographic surveys
Public transportation
Travel modes

Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
91E - Housing
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC. Center for Survey Measurement.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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