1969 Census Publications

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Volume 5, Part 14: Procedural History

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION

  • 1. Earlier Censuses of Agriculture
  • 2. Need for Agricultural Censuses
  • 3. Scope and Content
  • 4. Innovations
  • 5. Reference Date and Dates of Enumeration
  • 6. Definition of a Farm
  • 7. Legal Authority
  • 8. Expenditures
  • 9. Organization of the Census Bureau

CHAPTER 2. PLANNING OPERATIONS

  • 1. Initial Considerations
  • 2. Advance Planning
  • 3. Determining the Data to be Collected
  • 4. Consultation on the Census Program
  • 5. Planning the Use of Administrative Records
  • 6. Screening Procedures Test, January to June 1967
  • 7. Precanvass for the Pretest
  • 8. Pretest, January 1968
  • 9. Tenant Search
  • 10. Census of Agriculture Pretest Evaluation (CAPE)
  • 11. Post Office Check
  • 12. Questionnaire Trial
  • 13. Landlord-Only Study
  • 14. Key Dates for Planning Operations

CHAPTER 3. PREPARATORY OPERATIONS

  • 1. General
  • 2. Precanvass
  • 3. Construction of the Census Mailing List
  • 4. Final Preparation of Report Forms
  • 5. Mailing Labels and Packaging
  • 6. Publicity and Information Program

CHAPTER 4. DATA COLLECTION

  • 1. Change in Method of Data Collection
  • 2. Assistance to Farmers
  • 3. Mailout and Mail Followup
  • 4. Supplemental Mailings
  • 5. Postmaster Returns
  • 6. Correspondence
  • 7. Telephone Followup of Nonrespondents
  • 8. Field Followup
  • 9. Florida Citrus Groves
  • 10. Enumeration and Followup Problems

CHAPTER 5. PROCESSING THE DATA

  • 1. General Procedure
  • 2. Precomputer Processing
  • 3. Computer Processing
  • 4. Tabulating the Data

CHAPTER 6. EVALUATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM

  • 1. Questionnaire Variation Study (QVS)
  • 2. Coverage Check
  • 3. The Processing Sample

CHAPTER 7. DISSEMINATION OF THE CENSUS RESULTS

  • 1. Basic Decisions
  • 2. Quantity of 1969 Statistics Published
  • 3. Use of High-Speed Printer Output as Camera Copy
  • 4. Grouping and Binding of Reports
  • 5. Correction of Errors in Publications
  • 6. Printing, Pricing, and Distribution
  • 7. 1969 Agriculture Census Printed Reports
  • 8. Computer Tapes
  • 9. Microfiche
  • 10. User's Conference

CHAPTER 8. 1969 PUERTO RICO CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

  • 1. General Information
  • 2. Planning and Preparatory Operations
  • 3. The Enumeration
  • 4. Data Processing
  • 5. Completeness of the Census
  • 6. Comparability of Data
  • 7. Publication Program

CHAPTER 9. OUTLYING AREAS

  • 1. General Information
  • 2. Planning and Prepatory Operations
  • 3. The Enumeration
  • 4. Data Processing
  • 5. Publication Program

CHAPTER 10. 1969 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

  • 1. General Information
  • 2. Planning and Development
  • 3. The Enumeration
  • 4. Data Processing
  • 5. Publication Program

APPENDIXES

  • A. Key Personnel, 1969 Census of Agriculture
  • B. Data Users Conferences
  • C. Outline of Principal Activities by Date
  • D. Publications in Selected Series
  • E. Dates Farm Operators Completed Report Forms
  • F. Farms Included by Special Rule
  • G. Facsimiles of Selected Forms