ERIC Number: ED185237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Handbook, Volume 1: Guidelines and Practices for Follow-up Studies of Former Vocational Education Students.
Franchak, Stephen J.; Spirer, Janet E.
This handbook for state and local education agencies is intended as a reference to assist in initiating and/or improving follow-up systems or studies of former vocational students. A companion volume focuses on follow-up studies of special populations (see Note). Section 1, which contains information on use of the handbook, also introduces the follow-up study profile around which the handbook is organized. A rationale for doing follow-up studies is presented in section 2, which discusses such related topics as definitions, issues, legislation, and decision making. Sections 3-6 comprise the steps required in designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a vocational follow-up study or system. Specific titles are Designing and Planning Follow-Up Studies, Procedures and Mechanics for Conducting Follow-Up Studies, Data Analaysis and Reporting Procedures, and Using Follow-Up Data and Studies. These self-contained sections are arranged in chronological order, although interrelated steps/activities may occur simultaneously. Other sections provide a glossary, bibliography, index, and appendixes including follow-up questionnaires and forms and sample materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational Research, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Guidelines, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Withdrawal (Education)
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($13.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney.
Note: For a related document see CE 022 867. Small print in some figures will not reproduce well.