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ERIC Number: ED363660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reinterview Program for the 1991 National Household Education Survey.
Brick, J. Michael; West, Jerry
In the spring of 1991 the first full-scale National Household Education Survey (NHES:91) was conducted for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The NHES:91 was a national random digit dial telephone survey of about 14,000 parents of 3- to 8-year-old children concerning the educational experiences of young children. A reinterview program was included to examine the impact of measurement errors on estimates of the characteristics of early educational experience. For the whole subject population, there were between under 10 days and 41 days between completion of the original interview and the reinterview. The methodology and results of this computer-assisted reinterview program are discussed, comparing responses from the original and reconciled interviews. A sample of 604 cases was selected for reinterviews. Reinterviews were completed with 534 households (a response rate of 88 percent). Reinterview results are encouraging in that most items included had small to moderate measurement errors. For the specific items with high measurement errors, potential associated problems included vague or ambiguous classifications and lack of parental knowledge about the item. One weakness was the limited scope and size of the reinterview program. Four tables present analysis data. (Contains 3 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Education Survey