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ERIC Number: ED037536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Questionnaire Follow-Up Returns as a Function of Incentives and Responder Characteristics.
Pucel, David J.; And Others
The purpose of the 6-year Minnesota Student Characteristics and Occupationally Related Education Project is to identify criteria which are useful to counselors and others in the selection and counseling of post-high school vocational-technical students as they choose specific vocational-technical curriculums. The initial phase collected preenrollment data on 17,500 Minnesota area vocational-technical school applicants. This phase is a pilot followup of 1,128 graduates of Minnesota Area Vocational-Technical Schools 1 year after graduation, to gather data related to their relative success on the job. The specific purpose is to test the effectiveness of various incentives designed to maximize the percentage of mailed questionnaire returns. Data were based on 576 (52 percent) responses obtained during a 4-week period. Other variables included time interval, sex, and occupational cluster. Percentage of returns can be increased by introducing incentives into the followup procedures. A related document is available as ED 025 658. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Trade and Industrial Education.