Survey Design

NORC has extensive experience in the design and implementation of household and establishment surveys.

Representative Projects

2010 National Sample Frame. U.S. households are the primary unit for sample selection for many studies, but sample frames for households can be difficult and expensive to create. In order to provide a sample frame for use by many surveys, NORC has constructed the 2010 National Sample Frame, based on the 2010 Census information. This sample is representative of over 99% of U.S. households and provides a listing of almost 3 million households, including over 80,000 rural households. More

Methodological Research to Support the Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey. desThe National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects data on crime victimization in the United States. A nationally representative sample of households participates in this panel survey, where respondents ages 12 and over within the household report on crime incidents that they experienced in the six months prior to the interview. More

Post-Acute Care: A Rural and Urban Comparison. This multi-phase analysis examined whether discharge patterns for and use of post-acute care services by rural and urban hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries differ and, if they do, what the sources are of these different patterns. Claims data from the 2000-2001 Medicare Standard Analytical Files (SAF) were used to examine rural and urban patterns of post-acute placement in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), medical rehabilitation facility, or home care following discharge from an acute hospital.  More

Rural Health Outreach Tracking and Evaluation Program. The NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, with partner the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, is conducting the Rural Health Outreach Tracking and Evaluation Project.  More

Trends in Health Insurance Premiums. This study for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) aims to build a baseline data set for the years 2008-2011 from 30 states that will enable the HHS and others to evaluate the impact of the Affordable Care Act. More

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