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3. Assessment
Pages 13-17

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From page 13...
... . Simplified versions of the experience sampling and ecological momentary assessment methods -- which, in some, sense represent the gold standard since they involve repeated assessment in real time of people's current hedonic well-being -- are necessitated by burden, time, and intrusiveness constraints in surveys.
From page 14...
... as it included cognitive testing, data editing, interviewer training, and call monitoring activities by BLS. 15 If ATUS interviewers indicated that the survey will take 5 minutes longer, addition of the module could affect people's willingness to participate (unit response rates)
From page 15...
... Almost all of the research to date using ATUS -- which covers a wide range of topics, from household production, to work and leisure patterns, to childcare issues -- has pooled data across years to increase the robustness of the statistical estimates.16 The need to enlarge samples (pool data) will be true for research applications that rely on the SWB module of the ATUS as well.
From page 16...
... 18 This idea was raised by Mathias Basner, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, who noted that self-assessments of habitual sleep time overestimate physiological sleep time and that estimates of habitual sleep time based on ATUS overestimate self-assessments of habitual sleep times found in other population studies. Therefore, he suggested that it would be "very elucidating" to compare self-assessments of sleep time for the two questions above against estimates based on ATUS responses for the day before the interview day.
From page 17...
... With effective data linking, this could yield a rich set of findings about the relation to SWB of a wide range of covariates. If such a strategy were adopted, the experience of the ATUS SWB module will provide insights about how questions might perform on health, economic, and other kinds of surveys; and for determining candidate surveys such as the National Health Interview Survey and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, administered by the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Survey of Income and Program Participation, administered by the U.S.

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