ERIC Number: ED021977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Final Report on Preliminary Phase: Effects of Vocational Training and Other Factors on Employment Experience.
Miles, Guy H.
Prior to a study to determine the degree to which vocational training is related to employability, a pilot project was conducted to test the proposed research method and determine the bias that might arise from using samples taken from the telephone directory. The selected pilot sample, 835 residences in Hennepin County, Minnesota, was drawn from city directories. Interviews with 502 nonprofessional and 74 professional members of the available work force who lived in the residences selected provided data on employment history, individual characteristics, and vocational training. Interview attempts indicated (1) 24.8 percent of the residences contained no eligible members, (2) 8.4 percent refused interviews, (3) 3.6 percent could not be contacted, and (4) All subjects were interviewed in 88 percent of the residence in which eligible members resided. The results of this preliminary phase suggested that some modification of the scoring system for employment experience was desirable, that validation of the statements made by subjects did not increase the accuracy of the results sufficiently to warrant the cost of such validation, that the sample for the major study should probably be selected from telephone directories, and that a few questions in the interview forms should be changed. (EM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower, Automation, and Training (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Star Research and Development Inst., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Minnesota (Hennepin County)