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METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING POPULATIONS OF INSTITUTIONS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1594
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1594
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Decision Science Associates
P.O. Box 969 Vienna, VA 22183 0096
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING POPULATIONS OF INSTITUTIONS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALTHOUGH THE ART OF ESTIMATING HUMAN POPULATIONS IS MATURE, INSTITUTIONAL ESTIMATION RELIES ON RESEARCHERS' INTUITIONS OR ILL-FITTING ADAPTATIONS OF CONSUMER RESEARCH. THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A DATA GATHERING AND ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING FEATURES OF A POPULATION OF INSTITUTIONS (E.G., DEMAND FOR A NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESS). WE PROPOSE FOUR SPECIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS, WHOSE FORMULATIONS, FEASIBILITY TESTING AND RESEARCH PLANNING CONSTITUTE PHASE I TASKS: (1) BASIC METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING ESTIMATION STRATEGIES AND RESULTING ESTIMATES (E.G., USING "DECOMPOSED ERROR ANALYSIS" AND "PLURAL ANALYSIS"). (2) INNOVATIVE DATA GATHERING AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR: TASK FORMULATION AND ALLOCATION OF EFFORT; SAMPLING FRAMES; POPULATION CONTROL DATA; SAMPLE SPECIFICATION; UNIT MEASUREMENT. (3) A COMPUTERIZED DATABASE OF ESTABLISHMENTS. (4) DEMONSTRATION OF AN INTEGRATED METHODOLOGY IN THE CONTEXT OF INDUSTRIAL MARKETING RESEARCH OR OTHER CASE STUDIES. THE PROJECT TEAM CONTRIBUTES: AWARD-WINNING INNOVATIVE RESEARCH CREDENTIALS IN THIS FIELD (BROWN - P.I.); EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE OF INSTITUTIONAL STUDIES AND INDUSTRIAL MARKET RESEARCH (BROWN, LILIEN, JACKSON); STATISTICAL EXPERTISE (LINDLEY); AND ACCESS TO THE RESOURCES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF BUSINESS MARKETS (LILIEN).

Principal Investigator:

Dr. rex v. brown
SENIOR ANALYST
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Business Contact:

Dr.rex V. Brown
Senior Analyst
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Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburh Pike Suite 421 Falls Chruch, VA 22043

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Minority-Owned: No
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