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ERIC Number: ED160623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Base Year, First, Second, and Third Follow-Up. Data File Users Manual. Volume I. National Longitudinal Study.
Levinsohn, Jay R.; And Others
This Users Manual is the supporting documentation for the Public Use Data File from the National Longituidnal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS). The data file contains certain merged data from the base year (1972), and first, second, and third follow-up NLS surveys, as described herein. NLS is designed to provide statistics on a national sample of students as they move out of the American high school system into the critical years of early adulthood. The five parts of the volume are: Introduction; Methodology; File Preparation; Contents and Organization of the Data File; and Technical Specifications. The Appendices in Volume I include: (A) Instrumentation; (B) Critical Items and Supporting Items in the First, Second, and Third Follow-up Questionnaires; (C) Index of Miscellaneous Codes; (D) Routing Patterns and Routing Codes; (E) Index of NLS Release Tape Variables; (F) Inputation of Grade Point Averages and Conversion of Grading Systems; (G) List of Region Codes and States Within Regions; (H) Definitions of Weighting Classes; (I) Response Rates by Sample Status of School; and (J) Definitions of Created Variables. (Appendices K through Q are contained in TM 007 564). (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing, Databases, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High School Students, High Schools, Item Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), 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