survey Pamela L. Stephens National Science Foundation, Washington, DC and Corinne Kazarosian American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts 1. Introduction analyses simple and have tried to identify where sample sizes are small and results suggestive, but not In recent years, a number of the Society's commit- definitive. tees and boards expressed a desire to have informa- tion on the characteristics of the present membership that would allow them to better plan activities and carry 2. Overall response out their responsibilities. The last formal survey of the Society's membership was conducted by William W. The questionnaire was sent out as part of the 1990 Kellogg in 1975 and published in 1977 (Kellogg 1977). AMS "Annual Statement of Dues & Subscriptions" in Since that time only basic information on members' the fall of 1989. By late August 1990, headquarters affiliations, occupations, and fields of expertise has had received 7460 statements in which members had been collected routinely as part of the annual dues responded to one or more questions. This represents statements, principally for use by AMS headquarters. 72% of the 10 300 AMS members at the time. The In 1989, the AMS Council established an ad hoc response rate was substantially
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Published: Apr 1, 1992
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