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Reliability of Organizational Measures, 1988: Survey of Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area Organizations

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Knoke, David
  • Reynolds, Paul D.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1991-03-05
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
businesses; decision making; government; organizational culture; organizations; social services
Description
  • Abstract

    This project had several objectives: (1) to estimate the reliabilities of diverse organizational measures by studying organizations of various types and sizes to determine the impact of size and type on reliability, (2) to develop techniques that facilitate common measurement across all organizational types, (3) to determine the characteristics of respondents most likely to provide the modal or typical response for an organization, and (4) to demonstrate that high quality samples of diverse organization types are technically feasible and affordable. Measures of age, size, external setting, internal structural differentiation, and organizational culture were obtained from 370 government, social service, and business organizations. The project involved data collection from at least five centrally located decision-makers (executives, administrators, officers) of each organization sampled. Characteristics of the respondent were included, with major emphasis on experience with the organization as well as current position and standardized demographic data. The unit of analysis for the project was the organization.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Raw Data for an Additional 166 Cases
    • DS2: SPSS/PC Control Statements
    • DS3: Raw Data for the First 1,888 Cases Collected
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988
  • 1988-01 / 1988-04
    Collection date: 1988-01--1988-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnesota
  • St. Paul
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area organizations
Sampling
Representative and systematic samples were drawn from diverse organizations.
Collection Mode
  • Users need to use the SPSS/PC control statements in Part 2 to work with both data files.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB9469.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (CSE87-14154).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9469 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Knoke, David; Reynolds, Paul D. (1991): Reliability of Organizational Measures, 1988: Survey of Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area Organizations. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09469.v1