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ERIC Number: ED151397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Base-Year and First Follow-up Data File Users Manual.
Levinsohn, Jay; And Others
A detailed description of the merged base-year and first follow-up data file for the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS) is presented. The purpose of the Manual is to document the contents of the available release tapes so that investigators in the general research community can use the 22,398 records (one for each NLS participant) to study the educational, vocational, and personal development of high school graduates, and the personal, familial, social, institutional, and cultural factors that contribute to that development. The manual has five parts: Introduction, Methodology, File Preparation, Contents and Organization of the Data File, and Technical Specifications. In Part 2, Methodology, the sample design, instruments, and data collection procedures are discussed. Part 3 describes the first follow-up data prepartion and entry, error and missing data codes, machine editing procedures, and quality and analytic indexes. The 12 appendices include some of the questionnaires used in the study, frequency distributions for some of these items, and lists of data codes. (EVH)
Descriptors: Attrition (Research Studies), Career Development, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Educational Development, Followup Studies, Grade 12, Graduate Surveys, Guides, High School Graduates, High Schools, Item Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Performance Factors, Performance Specifications, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Sampling, Social Influences, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Youth
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972