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2010 Nonresponse Followup Enumerator Questionnaire Cognitive Test Findings and Recommendations

Jennifer Hunter Childs, Dawn R. Norris, Theresa J. DeMaio, Leticia Fernandez, Matthew Clifton, and Mikelyn Meyers



This report documents the methods and findings of cognitive testing of the 2010 Census Enumerator Questionnaire (EQ). Thirty respondents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area simulated a nonresponse followup population and were interviewed using this paper-and-pencil instrument and the Information Sheet visual aid. This report documents the methods used for the cognitive testing as well as the findings of this testing pertaining to the EQ itself, the Information Sheet, and the interviewer training that will accompany the form. This cognitive testing was done in conjunction with testing of the EQ with an Update/Enumerate population (used in very rural areas on the country; see Schwede, in prep) and with usability testing of the EQ during which users simulated the census interviewers (Romano et al., 2008). SRD staff made recommendations based on these three studies, and those recommendations, as well as the final decisions based on those recommendations, are also documented in this report.

CITATION: Childs, Jennifer Hunter, Norris, Dawn R., DeMaio, Theresa J., Fernandez, Leticia, Clifton, Matthew, and Meyers,Mikelyn. (2009). 2010 Nonresponse Followup Enumerator Questionnaire Cognitive Test Findings and Recommendations. Statistical Research Division Research Report Series (Survey Methodology #2009-05). U.S. Census Bureau. Available online at <>.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Research Division

Published online: September 29, 2009
Last revised: September 9, 2009

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