Database management for large and complex surveys
Brinkley, M. F., Morrissey, L., & Thornton, R. H. (1978, August). Database management for large and complex surveys. Presented at American Statistical Association Joint Statistical Meeting, San Diego, CA.
This paper discusses database management for large complex surveys. This topic is general; however, since we are limited to a relatively short presentation and paper, we have decided to discuss the topic emphasizing a large Research Triangle Institute (RTI) project, the National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NMCES). This project is sponsored by the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). It is an ongoing survey and is producing a massive and complex database. We feel that this paper would be more meaningful if it addresses the subject of database management for large complex surveys through specific references to NMCES, rather than from a more general perspective relating to an undefined data collection or data management activity.