At Econometrica, we value intellectual curiosity and problem-solving skills. We collaborate on projects in a diverse set of markets across numerous subject matter areas. Staff in our Health, Data Analytics, and Housing & Finance groups, along with members of our various teams, provide innovative solutions and analytic excellence in a wide variety of services. No matter how different each project is, one thing remains constant—we dedicate ourselves to providing the highest quality service.
Augmentation to MEPS-HC to Continue Survey During COVID-19 and Future Emergent Situations
Services: Data & Statistical Analysis; Project Management & IT Services; Qualitative Research
Key Work Areas: Data Scrubbing, Information Security Management, Focus Groups, Recruitment for Qualitative Research Studies, Survey Design and Data Collection, Survey Research
The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility and usability of an instrument that would augment the current semiannual Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) interview with a series of web-based monthly check-ins that are designed to improve reporting accuracy. The concept is designed to invite MEPS respondents to provide information more frequently but in shorter, self-administered sessions. Interviews will be conducted with subjects who represent the major groups of MEPS respondents (e.g., minorities, people with public health insurance coverage, families with young children, multi-generation families).
This project will explore:
- The feasibility of collecting MEPS data with a multimode protocol.
- Quality and usability issues in collecting data about medical events in various ways (such as harvested from claims data or patient portals and filling gaps with self-administered reports or interviewer-administered instruments).
- New modes of collecting data (with video-assisted interviews or live chat combined with web interviews).