United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Methodology and Appendixes


The purpose of the National Survey of Veterans (NSV) is to obtain current information relevant to the planning and budgeting of VA programs and services and to provide data on current characteristics of the veteran population. Data was collected on socio-demographic and economic characteristics, military background, health status, VA and non-VA benefit usage, anticipated burial plans, and veterans' information sources regarding VA benefits.

 Design and Methodology

 
        
     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 1:     INTRODUCTION  (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 2:     QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 3:     SAMPLE DESIGN, SELECTION, AND MANAGEMENT (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 4:     INTERVIEWER RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 5:     DATA COLLECTION (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 6:     SAMPLE WEIGHTING (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 7:     QUALITY CONTROL   (PDFWord) 
     Chapter 8:     SURVEY FIELD RESULTS (PDFWord) 
     
     REFERENCES  (PDFWord) 
     Appendix A   NSV 2001 RDD HOUSEHOLD SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE (PDFWord) 
     Appendix B   NSV 2001 LIST SAMPLE VERIFICATION QUESTION (PDFWord) 
     Appendix C   NSV 2001 EXTENDED INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE AND  (PDF,Word)  
                         CATI SPECIFICATIONS

     Appendix D   2001 NATIONAL SURVEY OF VETERANS FREQUENTLY 

(PDF, Word)  
                         ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 

     Appendix E   RESPONSE CATEGORIES FOR THE 2001 NATIONAL 

(PDFWord)  
                         SURVEY OF VETERANS 

     Appendix F   CHI-SQUARED AUTOMATIC INTERACTION DETECTOR

(PDF Word)  

     Appendix G   RAKING

(PDF)  

     Appendix H   NSV 2001 FINAL RESULT CODES

(PDFWord)  

       

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  Design and Methodology Final Report PDF 
   Methodology Report Appendixes PDF 

 

 Final Report