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Occupational Requirements Survey


Sample Design
  • Dynamics of Occupational Change, July 2016 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Pre-production Test, 2016 (PDF)
  • Occupational Requirements Survey Sample Design, 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Sample Design Evaluation, 2014 (PDF)
  • Observational collection compared to critical task threshold interview collection in the Occupational Requirements Survey, 2018 (PDF) (HTML)
  • Assessing the Reliability of Conversational Interviewing, 2016 (PDF)
  • Occupational Requirements Survey: results from a job observation pilot test, November 2016 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Using Calibration Training to Assess the Quality of Interviewer Performance, 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • ORS Pre-production Job Observation Report, November 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • ORS Pre-production Collection Activities Report, June 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Methodological Issues Related to ORS Data Collection
    • Executive Summary, January 2015 (PDF)
    • Full Report, February 2015 (PDF)
Data Review
  • Data Visualization Methods, 2016 (PDF)
  • Building Quality Assurance for the Occupational Requirements Survey, 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Requirements Survey Data Review Process, 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Validation of Estimates in the Occupational Requirements Survey, 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Analysis of Approaches to Validating Data, 2014 (PDF)
  • ORS Pre-production Estimation and Validation Report, September 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Imputation Methodology, 2016 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimation, 2016 (PDF)
  • Estimation Processes Used in the Occupational Requirements Survey, 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Estimation Considerations, 2014 (PDF)
  • The Occupational Requirements Survey: estimates from preproduction testing, November 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
Feasibility Tests
  • ORS Pre-production Final Report, September 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Fiscal Year 2014 Summary Report, 2014 (PDF)
  • Fiscal Year 2014 Test Plans, September 2013 (PDF)
  • Phase 3 Summary Report, 2013 (PDF)
  • Phase 2 Summary Report, 2013 (PDF)
  • Phase 1 Summary Report, 2013 (PDF)
  • Testing the Collection of Occupational Requirements Data, 2013 (PDF)