METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING POPULATIONS OF INSTITUTIONS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1594
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburh Pike, Suite 421, Falls Chruch, VA, 22043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. REX V. BROWN
SENIOR ANALYST
() -
Business Contact:
Dr.rex V. Brown
Senior Analyst
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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).

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