ERIC Number: ED223706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Interviewing to Augment Large Scale Survey Data: The Washington High School and Beyond Story. Research on Evaluation Program. Paper and Report Series No. 71.
Rasp, Alfred, Jr.
High School and Beyond is a national longitudinal study of the 1980 classes of high school sophomores and seniors. It is part of a larger program of national longitudinal surveys commenced in 1972 by the National Center for Education Statistics. The state of Washington participated directly in the study by expanding the number of schools selected (n=50) for the national study to create valid state samples. Washington elected to survey the schools using National Opinion Research Center (NORC) materials and procedures but with state personnel and resources. To assure the validity of comparisons with the national results, NORC provided the data processing of the completed instruments. Because Washington was the only state to select this approach, the Washington High School and Beyond Study illustrates a unique example of a state's adaptation of a large-scale national survey activity. The report describes the background of the study, the focus on school-level data, the development of interviewing skills, the growing interest in the High School and Beyond data, the procedures used, concerns and problems encountered, and the benefits of interviewing as a follow-up technique. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Washington