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1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse Data Collection Report

1999 NHSDA DATA COLLECTION FINAL REPORT

Table of Contents

Cover

Acknowledgments

List of Exhibits

List of Tables

List of Appendices

1. INTRODUCTION

2. SAMPLING AND COUNTING/LISTING OPERATIONS
2.1 Overview of Sampling Procedures
2.2 Special PAPI Supplemental Sample Design Overview
2.3 Recruiting and Training for Field Counting/Listing
2.4 Counting/Listing Procedures
2.5 Added Dwelling Units
2.6 Problems Encountered
2.6.1 Rich PAPI Yield
2.6.2 Quarter 1 Subsampling
2.6.3 Controlled Access
2.6.3.1 Military Bases
2.6.3.2 Colleges and Universities
2.6.4 Segments with Reassigned Quarters

3. DATA COLLECTION STAFF RECRUITMENT
3.1 Regional Directors
3.2 Regional Supervisors
3.3 Field Supervisors
3.4 Field Interviewers and Traveling Field Interviewers
3.5 Problems Encountered

3.5.1 Original Plan vs. Actual Staffing Needs
3.5.2 Staffing Shortfall
3.5.3 Attrition

4. PREPARATION OF SURVEY MATERIALS
4.1 Electronic Screening
4.2 Questionnaire Development

4.2.1 CAI Instrument
4.2.2 PAPI Instrument
4.2.3 Spanish Translations
4.3 Manuals/Miscellaneous Materials Development
4.3.1 Manuals
4.3.2 Miscellaneous Materials
4.4 Preparation for Interviewer Training and Field Data Collection
4.4.1 Home Study Packages
4.4.1.1 CAI Homestudy
4.4.1.2 PAPI/Bilingual Home Study
4.4.2 Handling of Survey Supplies
4.4.2.1 Printed Materials Related to Training
4.4.2.2 Training Videotapes
4.4.2.3 Assignment Materials
4.4.2.4 Bulk Supplies
4.5 Website Development
4.5.1 Project Case Management System
4.5.2 NHSDA Respondent Website
4.6 Equipment Acquisition
4.7 Problems Encountered

5. FIELD STAFF TRAINING
5.1 Management Training Sessions

5.1.1 Counting and Listing Management Training
5.1.2 Screening and Interviewing Management Training
5.1.3 "In-Progress" 1999 Management Sessions
5.2 Field Interviewer Training Sessions
5.2.1 "Training-the-Trainers"
5.2.2 Screening and Interviewing
5.2.1.1 Design
5.2.1.2 Staffing
5.3 Content of Sessions for Field Interviewers
5.3.1 CAI-Only Field Interviewers
5.3.1.1 Introduction to Computers (Pre-Day 1)
5.3.1.2 Day 1
5.3.1.3 Day 2
5.3.1.4 Day 3
5.3.1.5 Day 4
5.3.1.6 Day 5
5.3.1.7 Day 6
5.3.1.8 Day 7
5.3.2 PAPI Training
5.3.2.1 PAPI Training (Day 8)
5.3.2.2 In-Person Vet PAPI Training Session
5.3.2.3 Telephone PAPI Training
5.3.3 Bilingual Training (Day 9)
5.4 Ongoing Training/Mini Camps
5.5 FS/RS In-Person Site Visits
5.5.1 FS-FI Visits
5.5.2 RS-FS Visits
5.6 Problems Encountered
5.6.1 Staffing the Various Training Sessions
5.6.2 January Weather
5.6.3 Training Guide Alterations

6. DATA COLLECTION
6.1 Contacting Dwelling Units

6.1.1 Lead Letter
6.1.2 Initial Approach
6.1.3 Introduction/Statement of Confidentiality/Informed Consent
6.1.4 Callbacks
6.2 Dwelling Unit Screening
6.3 Within-Dwelling Unit Selection
6.4 Interview Administration
6.4.1 Informed Consent/Getting Started
6.4.2 Computer Assisted Interviews (CAI)
6.4.3 Paper-and-Pencil Interviews (PAPI)
6.4.4 End of the Interview Procedures
6.5 Data Collection Management
6.6 Controlled Access Procedures
6.7 Refusal Conversion Procedures
6.8 Problems Encountered
6.8.1 Size and Scope of the Project
6.8.2 Interviewing Staff Inexperience
6.8.3 Field Supervisor Staff Inexperience
6.8.4 Interviewing Staff Attrition
6.8.5 Refusals
6.8.6 Typical Data Collection Concerns
6.8.7 Newton

7. DATA COLLECTION RESULTS
7.1 Overview
7.2 Screening Response Rates

7.2.1 Screening Response Rates for CAI Cases
7.2.2 Screening Response Rates for PAPI Cases
7.3 Interview Response Rates
7.3.1 Interview Response Rates for CAI Cases
7.3.2 Interview Response Rates for PAPI Cases
7.4 Spanish Interviews
7.5 Interviewer Assessment of the Interview
7.6 Number of Visits

8. QUALITY CONTROL
8.1 Field Supervisor/Interviewer Evaluation

8.1.1 Regular Conferences
8.1.2 Observations at Training/Training Evaluations
8.1.3 FS Quarterly Evaluations of FIs
8.1.4 FS Final Evaluations of FIs
8.1.5 FI Exit Interviews
8.1.6 Upward Assessment of FSs
8.1.7 Questionnaire Editing (PAPI)
8.2 Web-based Case Management System (CMS)
8.2.1 Data Quality Report
8.2.2 Missing Screening Data Report
8.2.3 Overdue Cases Report
8.2.4 Length of Interview Report
8.2.5 Case Data Information
8.2.6 Filter Record of Calls
8.3 Data Quality Team
8.4 Verification of Completed Cases (CAI/PAPI)
8.4.1 In-house Verification
8.4.2 Field Verification
8.4.3 Verification Monitoring Tools
8.4.3.1 Case Data Information Link
8.4.3.2 Verification Short FI Level Report (Pages 1 and 2)
8.5 Quality Control of Editing and Coding (CAI/PAPI)

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