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ERIC Number: ED216036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Related to Third Follow-up Survey Responses: Contractor Report.
Wisenbaker, Joseph M.; Kolstad, Andrew J.
A third followup survey within a National Longitudinal Study (NLS) of the high school class of 1972 finds that there is little difference in group variability in survey response when considering background characteristics, while significant differences in response rates are found when considering the group patterns of response to prior instruments. Prior response is given as the most important predictor of third followup response. Meant to measure postsecondary educational and vocational activities, the survey is intended to guide federal planning and implemention of educational and career programs. The scope and purpose and descriptive statistics are presented analyzing response rates, response modes and their quality. The prediction approaches and results of the variables; a discriminate function analysis of mail and personal interview modes; and the quality of data are discussed, referring to the importance of a response payment incentive procedure. The study is meant to facilitate future data collection efforts. Appendices and tables illustrate the analysis. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972