Nonresidential dispositions occur in telephone and in-person surveys of the general public when a case contacted or called by an interviewer turns out to be [Page 527]a business or other type of nonresidential location such as a hospital, government office, or library. The nonresidential disposition also usually includes institutions such as prisons, sanitariums, work camps, and group quarters such as military barracks and college dormitories. Nonresidential cases are considered ineligible for a survey of the general public survey because conducting an interview with these cases would violate critical assumptions of probability sampling. Although the proportion of nonresidential cases in a telephone or in-person sample varies based on the sampling area, the nonresidential survey disposition tends to be fairly common, with nonresidential numbers comprising up to ...
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