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August 1999, Vol. 122, No. 8
Measuring how people spend their time: a time-use survey design
Linda L. Stinson
Research Psychologist, Office of Survey Methods Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Methodological decisions concerning the mode, follow-up probes, coding schemes, and simultaneous activities all have far-reaching implications.
This article describes the methodological decisions that the BLS time-use working group faced when designing a possible time-use survey.1
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1 In any survey design process, there are always a series of methodological decisions to be made. As the BLS working group advanced into the design process, it made specific methodological decisions along the way. These decisions were made as part of the design process only.
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