ERIC Number: ED377237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988. Second Follow-Up: Parent Component Data File User's Manual. Contractor Report.
Ingels, Steven J.; And Others
This manual familiarizes data users with the procedures followed for data collection and processing of the second followup parent component of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988. It also provides documentation necessary for use of the data file. Chapter 7 and Appendix E in particular contain essential information that allows the user to work with the data. The rest of the manual provides a wide range of information on the design and conduct of the survey. Chapter 1 is an overview of the study, which examined the achievements of students at various grade levels. The parent followup sample consisted of over 17,750 parents or guardians. Chapter 2 contains a general description of data collection instruments. Sample design and weighting are discussed in Chapter 4, while Chapter 5 describes data control. Chapter 6 describes data processing, and Chapter 7 reviews the organization and contents of the file. The 12 appendixes provide background and supplemental information, including a glossary and codebook. Twelve figures and 17 tables present some study data. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.