ERIC Number: ED160631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Base Year, First and Second Follow-Up. Master File Documentation. National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972.
Levinsohn, Jay; Lewis, Louise
This paper contains two sections that document the contents of the 1976 Master File of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS). The Master File contains 1,669 variables, including 1,495 items from the Release File, as well as items drawn from the Student Record Information Form and items that were withheld from the public release files for confidentiality reasons. Section 1 is a quick guide to the contents of the file and contains a summary listing of each variable. Section 2 presents a complete and detailed listing of variables and variable frequency distributions. For each variable in the file, the variable number, a short variable label, the tape location, a longer variable title, and a completely labeled frequency distribution (for all categorical codes that occur for that variable) are presented. For several items, individual code tabulations would not be appropriate; in these cases group frequencies are reported, or only the frequency of data within the minimum to maximum range of the item and the error codes for the item are given. The fields that contain alpha-numeric information are documented as such in the frequency distributions. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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