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Study Report

Study Number: QH-013-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Organizational Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Reliability of organizational measures, 1988: survey of Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area organizations.  [machine-readable data file] / Knoke, David  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9469

Date Accessioned: 12/8/1994

Number of Files Received: 3

Comments: As of time data were acquired problems have been identified with Part I data (DA9469.RAW2). According to Peter Granada, this file is incorrectly identified as having a record size of 84. In fact, there are five differing-length records per observation (76 + 78 + 84 + 55 + 63 = 356); these records should likely have been concatenated by the P.I.'s. With a recordsize of 356 the format matches that of the other data file (DA9469.RAW1). A further problem is that in the RAW2 file there are (at this time) FOUR extra records. ALSO NOTE that the file identified as an 'SPSS file definition' file is in actuality an SPSS run needed to correct errors in BOTH raw data files. The RAW1 file seems okay at this time, but the RAW2 file should NOT be used until further information is obtained from the ICPSR. LG. **NOTE** tar file name is QH-013-001-1-1.tar-gz!

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 12/8/1994

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy (on order as of 12/8).

Abstract: This project had several objectives: (1) to estimate the reliabilities of diverse organizational measures by studying organizations of various types and sizes to determine the impact of size and type on reliability, (2) to develop techniques that facilitate common measurement across all organizational types, (3) to determine the characteristics of respondents most likely to provide the modal or typical response for an organization, and (4) to demonstrate that high quality samples of diverse organization types are technically feasible and affordable. Measures of age, size, external setting, internal structural differentiation, and organizational culture were obtained from 370 government, social service, and business organizations. The project involved data collection from at least five centrally located decision-makers (executives, administrators, officers) of each organization sampled. Characteristics of the respondent were included, with major emphasis on experience with the organization as well as current position and standardized demographic data. The unit of analysis for the project was the organization.

SOURCE: self-enumerated questionnaire

UNIVERSE: Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area organizations

SAMPLE: Representative and systematic samples were drawn from diverse organizations.

NOTE: Users need to use the SPSS/PC control statements in Part 2 to work with both data files.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SPSS Control Cards


DATE OF COLLECTION: January 1988-April 1988

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation


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