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Results and Recommendations from the Final Round of Cognitive Pretesting with the SIPP Advance Letter

Ashley Landreth and Jennifer Hunter

KEY WORDS: cognitive testing; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP); data use statements; disclosure statements; testing letters

ABSTRACT

Structured cognitive interviews (n = 10) were conducted to evaluate proposed changes to the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Advance Letter regarding the data use statement and a statement on specific penalties for disclosure of confidential information. Results showed that: 1) a revised data use statement maintained the core message of the existing statement and could safely replace the original; 2) addition of information on specific penalties for disclosure of confidential information raised questions that the letter did not address and should therefore be omitted; and 3) many respondents could not determine the letter’s origin. A recommended version of the SIPP Advance Letter is included as an attachment.

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

Created: May 14, 2007
Last revised: May 14, 2007


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Statistical Research Division | (301) 763-3215 (or chad.eric.russell@census.gov) |   Last Revised: October 08, 2010