Cognitive and Psychological Research

ICR 202009-1220-006

OMB: 1220-0141

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supplementary Document
2021-02-17
Supplementary Document
2021-02-17
Supporting Statement B
2020-12-18
Supporting Statement A
2020-12-18
IC Document Collections
IC ID
Document
Title
Status
ICR Details
1220-0141 202009-1220-006
Received in OIRA 201708-1220-004
DOL/BLS MASTER
Cognitive and Psychological Research
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 02/17/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 03/31/2021
24,400 18,300
8,400 6,300
0 0

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Behavioral Science Research Center (BSRC) conducts psychological research focusing on the design and execution of the data collection process in order to improve the quality of data collected by the Bureau. The BSRC conducts research aimed at improving data collection quality by assessing questionnaire/form management and administration, as well as issues which relate to interviewer training and interaction with respondents in the interview process. BSRC staff work closely with economists and/or program specialists responsible for defining the concepts to be measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' collection programs. The proposed laboratory research will be conducted from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 through FY 2023 to enhance data quality in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' surveys. Improvements will be made by examining psychological and cognitive aspects of BLS's data collection procedures, including questionnaire design, interviewing procedures, collection modalities, and administrative technology.

US Code: 29 USC 1&2 Name of Law: BLS Authorizing Statute
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 64168 10/09/2020
85 FR 86967 12/31/2020
Yes

0

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 24,400 18,300 0 6,100 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 8,400 6,300 0 2,100 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
The increase in burden hours of 2,100 includes 1,000 burden hours for individuals and households to cover a one-time project investigating methods for transitioning survey questions from interview-administered to mixed mode and self administered surveys. The request for FY21 and FY22 also include an additional 50 hours per year to cover a two-year project involving private sector respondents.

$30,000
Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Douglas Williams 202 691-5707

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
02/17/2021


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