Is Your Family Survey Data Representative?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lynne Kahn and Anne Lucas (The ECO Center)

Age: 
0-3/Part C /Early Intervention
Year: 
2009
Month: 
June
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, participants gained an understanding of the variation in the population states are surveying, what criteria states are using to determine representativeness, and what data they are using for the analysis. Participants also had an opportunity to use sample data to explore whether or not family survey response data and representative of the population depending on various survey distribution methods. Participants identified issues related to representativeness through analyses of the data and discuss potential improvement activities.

Topics: 
Data Quality
Topics: 
Family Outcomes
Topics: 
State Approaches to Measuring Outcomes
Presentations
Presentation Title: 
Is Your Family Survey Data Representative?