ERIC Number: ED161919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Data Collection Activities for the Second Follow-Up (August 1974 through June 1975). National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Final Report.
King, Donald A.; And Others
Data collection activities for the second follow-up survey of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 involved contact with over 22,000 graduates. During the period from July 1974 through June 1975, survey activities included the mailout of newsletters to sample members, telephone tracing of those individuals whose newsletters and/or questionnaires were returned as undeliverable, mailing of letters to parents of respondents to advise them of their child's involvement in the study, questionnaire and postcard mailouts, mailgram and telephone contacts with nonrespondents at predetermined intervals, and field interviews with nonrespondents to mail efforts. Data collection for a reliability study was also conducted concurrently by both mail survey procedures and personal interviews with a subsample of 600 study members. These activities, along with recommendations for refining and improving data collection procedures to be utilized in the third follow-up survey, are described in this report. Newsletters, correspondence, and a complete follow-up questionnaire are appended. (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. Statistics Research Div.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972