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Validity of mail survey data on bagged waterfowl

January 1, 1956

Knowledge of the pattern of occurrence and characteristics of response errors obtained during an investigation of the validity of post-season surveys of hunters was used to advantage to devise a two-step method for removing the response-bias errors from the raw survey data. The method was tested on data with known errors and found to have a high efficiency in reducing the effect of response-bias errors. The development of this method for removing the effect of the response-bias errors, and its application to post-season hunter-take survey data, increased the reliability of the data from below the point of practical management significance up to the approximate reliability limits corresponding to the sampling errors.

Publication Year 1956
Title Validity of mail survey data on bagged waterfowl
Authors E. L. Atwood
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Management
Index ID 5220815
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center