ERIC Number: ED114625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Manual for Conducting Follow-Up Surveys of Former Vocational Students. Research and Development Series No. 106.
Paul, Krishan K.
Field-tested procedures to collect followup data on former students of vocational education programs are described in the document. The procedures presented are designed to facilitate the collection, analysis, and reporting of information on jobs obtained and their relationship to training programs, and the income, geographic mobility, and the satisfaction of former students. The questionnaire data collection procedures, and examples of possible output formats are presented, with eight figures and 22 tables supplementing the discussion. Field-tested procedures included identification of the population, file preparation, the questionnaire, pre-orientation of the population, mailing sequence, sequence of events, and interpretation of data. Advantages and disadvantages of collecting followup data from teachers as opposed to students are discussed. The development phase of a followup of former vocational students in Kentucky includes information on the development of the instrument, data collection, and development of a software package for processing and analyzing the data. This, along with examples of the kinds of output and interpretation which may be generated using these procedures, make up the appendix. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.