ERIC Number: ED163288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
National Study of Vocational Education Systems and Facilities. Volume III. Methodology Report.
Woodruff, Alan; And Others
The methodology procedures for a national study of vocational education systems and facilities are presented in this third of a four-volume report. Chapter I describes the development of study requirements (analysis of requirements and study development activities) and the development of study implementation (local education agency survey instrument, state agency interview guide, and pretest and instrumentation revision). Chater II presents the definition of the study universe and the development of a universe directory. Chapter III describes the methodology employed in surveying local education agencies (field advocacy and support, survey procedures, phase I, phase II, response rates, receipt control and data preparation, and manual coding and editing) and interviewing state agencies. Included in the appendixes is a copy of the local vocational education agency mail survey instrument, the local vocational education agency telephone survey instrument, and the state agency interview guide. (Also available are the following related volumes: vol. I, Technical Report [CE 018 973], vol. II, State Vocational Education System Descriptions [CE 018 974], and the Executive Summary [CE 018 972].) (JH)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Facility Utilization Research, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Interviews, National Surveys, Organization, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, State Agencies, State Government, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Institutional Development Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to print size; For related documents see CE 018 972-974 ; Prepared in collaboration with Financial Systems Planners, Inc.