ERIC Number: ED418149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) Research Framework and Issues. Working Paper Series.
Huang, Gary; Salvucci, Sameena; Peng, Samuel; Owings, Jeffrey
This report presents an analysis blueprint for data provided by the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), a survey system sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The report will inform beginning NELS:88 data users of the many substantive issues that can be addressed by the data, and it should present experienced researchers with promising ideas that can be explored through NELS:88 data. Other audiences may find the report useful in gaining an overview of the richness of NCES data in addressing education policy issues. The report, primarily the outcome of an NCES-sponsored conference, incorporates the more than 70 research issues discussed at the conference, and categorizes them into these broad areas: (1) secondary education; (2) transition from school to work; (3) postsecondary education; (4) career attainment and life cycle transition after college; (5) motivation, aspiration, self- concept, and other psychosocial issues; and (6) methodological research. The report is organized into four major sections. Section 1 presents information on the background and purpose of the report, and section 2 provides an overview of the NELS:88 database. Section 3 discusses the types and levels of analysis that can be conducted with NELS:88 data. Section 4 presents a list of issues related to the core six areas. Appendixes A-D include technical notes (including a glossary), data analysis suggestions, a discussion of the availability of documents and advice, and a listing of other NCES projects. Contains one figure and one table.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Databases, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Models, National Surveys, Research Design, Research Methodology, Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5652.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: National Education Longitudinal Study 1988