ERIC Number: ED402337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS:88/94) Methodology Report. Technical Report.
Haggerty, Catherine; And Others
This report describes the methods and procedures used for the 1994 third followup of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 eighth graders (NELS:88/94). NELS:88/94 collected information on postsecondary education participation, employment, earnings, family formation, and other activities and experiences relevant to individuals as they are about to enter their adult lives. NELS:88/94 contains information on several nationally representative samples, including 1988 eighth graders, 1990 tenth graders, and 1992 twelfth graders enrolled in public or private schools. Information is presented about survey design and preparation, data collection, data production statistics, quality assurance, and statistical quality control. Weights, standard errors, design effects, nonresponse rates, data quality, and composite variables are also discussed. Three appendixes present the code for the survey instrument and the agendas for interviewer and locator training sessions. (Contains 6 exhibits and 47 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Followup Studies, Grade 8, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.