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kiwi_expat Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 12:10 AM
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48. That methodology looks like it could give us good precinct data.
Thanks very much for that description. I had been unable to find that. (Using your quotes, I was able to find the 2002 VNS methodology described at www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/usvns2002_2.html - it is exactly the same wording.)

It appears my inference, that interviewing quotas were used, was wrong. Thank goodness.

It looks as though the "raw" precinct data is exactly what we want - as long as we can determine if it has already been adjusted for "voters who were missed or refused to be interviewed... based on their observed age, race and sex". If the data has not already been adjusted for missed/refusals, I hope that those counts ("based on their observed age, race and sex") are available along with the raw data. Can you identify the missed/refusals counts in the data?

This is so exciting. Good on you, minvis, for starting this project!


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