ERIC Number: ED205596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project TALENT's Nonrespondent Follow-up Survey: The 10th Grade Special Sample. Interim Report.
Carrel, Kathleen S.; And Others
Described are procedures used in the location of a sample of individuals not responding to follow-up questionnaires, eleven years after they were originally interviewed in 1960 as 10th graders. The individuals in question were a subset of more than 400,000 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students used in Project TALENT's longitudinal study of the aptitudes, interests, education, and career and life experiences of American youth. Nineteen resources for tracing individuals are listed and the following fourteen described and evaluated in detail: telephone directories; Haines Directory Service; Department of Motor Vehicles; Post Office; TALENT participating schools; Pre-TALENT High Schools; Post-TALENT high schools/colleges; former classmates; marriage bureau records; voter registrars' offices; employers; and birth/death records. Differences between nonrespondents and respondents in terms of academic aptitude and family socioeconomic status, and methods for conducting the follow-up survey by means of regional coordinators and in house staff are also outlined. Success in locating 10th grade nonrespondents is compared to the success with 11th and 12th grade samples. In conclusion, cost effectiveness of the 10th grade survey is discussed in terms of cost per use and cost per successful use of each tracing method. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.