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ERIC Number: ED349340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
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National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988. First Follow-Up: School Component Data File User's Manual.
Ingels, Steven J.; And Others
This manual has been produced to familiarize data users with the procedures followed for data collection and processing of the first follow-up component of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88). A corollary objective is to provide the necessary documentation for use of the data file. Use of the data set does not require the analyst to be a statistician or a sophisticated computer programmer. Chapter 6 and Appendix C, in particular, contain essential information that allows the user to immediately proceed with minimal startup cost. The rest of the manual provides a wide range of information on a variety of topics related to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the NELS:88. Chapter 1 contains an overview of the study, while Chapter 2 contains a general description of data collection instruments. The sample design and weighting procedures are discussed in Chapter 3 and data collection procedures, schedules, and results are described in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 describes data preparation and processing. Chapter 6 is a guide to the data files and the codebook. The appendices contain: (1) a list of other NCES publications; (2) guidelines for Statistical Analysis System (SAS) users; (3) the school administrator questionnaire; (4) the record layout for the school questionnaire; (5) specifications for the composite variables; and (6) a codebook. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Data Files; National Education Longitudinal Study 1988; User Guides; Weighting (Statistical)
Note: Appendix G, the Codebook (124 pages), contains small type.