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NASIS Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 2013-2014 METHODOLOGY REPORT Prepared Fall 2014


(c) 2014 Bureau of Sociological Research, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


This report presents a detailed account of the design and fielding of the 2013-2014 Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey (NASIS). Users of the 2013-2014 NASIS data will find it an important reference source for answers to questions about methodology. The Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey was conceived as a vehicle both for producing current, topical information about Nebraskans and also for monitoring change in quality of life. As in earlier surveys, NASIS 2013-2014 was a joint effort of the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and a variety of public agencies. While the final responsibility for the design and fielding of the survey rests with the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR), both the costs of the survey and its planning have been shared with the Department of Sociology at UNL as well as the researchers involved, which typically includes several state agencies, private non-profit agencies, and other university departments. Additional information concerning who funded specific questions in the 2013-2014 NASIS can be obtained by contacting BOSR.