ERIC Number: ED226110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Methodology Report: Survey of Crafts-Artists.
Cerf, J. George; And Others
Research concerning crafts-artists in the United States involved two phases: a survey of craft organizations and members and a survey of professional and subscriber crafts-artists. This report describes the sampling, data collection, and data processing procedures used in the surveys, describes the questionnaires and other materials sent to crafts organizations and crafts-artists, and provides documentation for the results of the surveys. It also forms the basis for assessing the impact of non-sampling error on the information collected. The report is organized into six chapters. Following an introduction and summary of the report, the second chapter describes the two surveys, including acquisition of membership lists and selection of the samples of crafts-artists. Chapter 3 describes the development and pretesting of the questionnaire, while the following two chapters describe the data collection efforts, organization of the surveys, and sample techniques. The final chapter describes file construction and tabulation procedures including variable construction, weighting procedures for members of crafts organizations, and tabulation procedures for purposive surveys. Attachments and appendixes, which comprise more than half the document, contain the forms used in the surveys as well as procedural documents. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For related documents see CE 034 527 and CE 034 530.