ERIC Number: ED117263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The History and Methodology of the Adolescent Society Follow-Up Study.
Temme, Lloyd V.
The purpose of this report is to document and describe the origin, procedures, and progress to date of the longitudinal study of students from James Coleman's "The Adolescent Society" study. The organization of this report follows chronologically the sequence of events that were initiated by Coleman. A historical account of Coleman's early work is included to provide the core of intellectual context in which the followup is conceived. Details about the technical problems encountered and research strategies employed in the design of the longitudinal study along with the techniques of the data collection methodology and detailed analysis of the results are presented. New applications of computers are discussed in relation to the execution of the research itself and in the design of research. Summary overview of the data base itself is presented with samples of the types of problems that are intended for investigation, as well as other "interesting" possibilities for secondary analysis. Appendices are included which contain copies of all survey instruments used in the initial study and the followup, and other items used in the data collection procedure during the followup activity. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Computer Science, Computers, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Followup Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Methods Research, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Social Structure, Social Systems, Youth
Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., 1990 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Price not quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.