ERIC Number: ED351379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Field Test Methodology Report: BPS 90/92. Contractor Report.
Burkheimer, G. J., Jr.; And Others
This document presents a summary of the field test results from the first follow-up of the 1992 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:90/92). The BPS:90/92 represents a departure from previous longitudinal studies of high school students in that it starts with a cohort of individuals beginning their postsecondary education regardless of when they completed high school. Consequently, information will be available from non-traditional students who have delayed completion of their educations. The study considers how and why students continue, how they pay for their educations, what they study, and what the impact of study is. An introductory chapter considers the background and purposes of the overall study and the field test. Chapter 2 describes the field test design and methods for 4,501 students in the field test sample, including 3,256 students from 73 institutions who provided interview data. Chapter 3 discusses determinations of first-time beginners, and Chapter 4 reviews evaluation of locating procedures and institutional data collection. Chapter 5 covers interview administration and related procedures, and Chapter 6 evaluates experimental conditions and data quality. There are 31 tables and 5 figures with field test data. Supporting documentation for survey material, the surveys used in the field test, and 18 tables are provided in 3 appendixes. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Field Tests, Followup Studies, High School Students, High Schools, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Research Design, Research Methodology
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.; Abt Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study