Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Proceedings of the AAPOR - ASA Section on Survey Research Methods

Publisher

American Statistical Association

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

This paper assesses the accuracy of responses to a question that asks the location of respondents’ homes relative to a National Forest boundary. The analysis also assesses the accuracy of respondent reports on forest cover in the area surrounding their home. We find non-ignorable error in the responses to both questions. The remainder of this paper is divided into three sections. First, the methods used for this study are described as are limitations of the study. Second, we illustrate the study’s results. Finally, we discuss our results and conclusions.

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