ERIC Number: ED174787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Follow-up Procedures: A National Review.
O'Reilly, Patrick A.; Asche, F. Marion
The purposes of this project were to identify, review, and analyze student and employer follow-up efforts and to synthesize findings into a review of and synthesis document (reported here) and a vocational follow-up training manual (CE 022 288). The central focus of the project was on methodology rather than findings. The review was restricted to follow-up efforts conducted after 1970. Over 600 articles and reports were identified through a traditional computerized search of the ERIC system. Additionally, over 200 documents relating to follow-up were obtained by contacting individuals throughout the United States, territories, and Canada. Approximately 300 documents were deemed important enough to warrant a detailed review. The majority of these documents were reports of the findings of a follow-up effort. The remaining documents were of three general types: manuals describing follow-up systems; methodological studies; and articles about follow-up. After the review, selected practices and procedures were summarized, including sampling techniques, non-respondent procedures, systems design and utilization of findings, methods to improve return rates, non-respondent surveys, comparative approaches, and other unique methods. Based on this review of follow-up efforts, several issues and concerns were presented relating to methodology, quality of data, documentation, reporting format, and findings. (BM
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 022 288