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Restructuring of the NCS (National Crime Survey) Longitudinal Data Set

NCJ Number
89401
Author(s)
W. F. Eddy; S. E. Fienberg; N. S. Prescott
Date Published
1981
Length
12 pages
Annotation

This memorandum describes a methodology for converting the National Crime Survey (NCS) Quarterly Collection files to longitudinal files. To implement this methodology, a special program to convert the quarterly collection files to ASCII files can be run on a VAX 11/780.

Abstract

The document discusses the logical and physical structures of the Public Use Files and explains hierarchical to longitudinal reorganization. Examples are included, and the conversion program is appended.

Date Published: January 1, 1981