2019 Agricultural Labor Base and Overtime Hours Cognitive Testing Report

Heather Ridolfo, Kathy Ott
2021 unpublished
Ten cognitive interviews were conducted to evaluate the proposed addition of questions on base and overtime hours to the Agricultural Labor Survey and an instruction to exclude H-2A workers. Results of the cognitive interviewing showed that the addition of questions on base and overtime hours does not place additional burden on respondents. Excluding H-2A workers from the questionnaire made it easier for respondents to report their workers. However, respondents who hired H-2A workers questioned
more » ... the reason for this exclusion. Although the proposed changes worked well, a number of problems with other questions on the survey were found during this testing. Specifically, respondents had difficulty categorizing their workers and reporting wage information as instructed.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.327245 fatcat:ncr3skahtrgehmtxojc3ly5jzq