ERIC Number: ED401339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
National Household Education Survey, NHES: 91/93/95 Electronic Codebook (ECB) User's Guide.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
The National Household Education Survey (NHES) CD-ROM for 1991, 1993, and 1995 contains an Electronic Codebook (ECB) program that allows the user to examine the variables in each of the NHES data sets easily and to create Statistical Analysis system and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (for DOS or Windows) that will generate an extract data file from any of the complete NHES data files on the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains eight NHES data files (ASCII) and WordPerfect 5.1 files with complete documentation for each data file. The ECB program is designed for use with color or monochrome video displays with automatic video detection, and with IBM-compatible computers with an 80386 or higher processor. With the ECB and instructions in this guide, the user can search the names and levels of NHES variables, examine the question wording, response categories, and frequencies of responses for the variables of interest, create a list of variables to extract, and write programs to extract selected variables. This guide discusses working with ECB menus and windows, and extracting data. Seven appendixes provide additional details about the methodology of the surveys and the program options. (Contains 20 figures and 7 appendix tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Coding, Computer Software, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys, Optical Data Disks, Responses, Telephone Surveys, User Needs (Information)
For single copies, call the National Education Data Resource Center (703) 845-3151.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Education Survey