ERIC Number: ED187931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Specifications for Longitudinal Studies. Research and Development Series No. 191.
Franchak, Stephen J.; And Others
This document is designed to provide an understanding of the major longitudinal issues and problems, a rationale for longitudinal studies, and the advantages and disadvantages of using longitudinal studies for evaluation and accountability purposes when applied to vocational education. Following an introductory chapter, chapter 2 presents a conceptual framework for longitudinal studies. The first section presents an overview of vocational education and develops the need for longitudinal studies of vocational education. The second section summarizes selected past and present longitudinal studies of vocational education. The third section examines basic concepts and issues of vocational education evaluation and accountability and their implications for longitudinal studies. The third chapter presents specifications for longitudinal studies of former vocational education students. Basic strategies and procedures enumerated include research procedure and design, longitudinal study designs, records and opinions, locating subjects and maintaining participation, data management analysis and statistical problems, and administration and management problems. The remainder of the publication includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an annotated bibliography of selected federal, state, and local longitudinal studies. (LRA)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($6.75)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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