ERIC Number: ED402358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Schools and Staffing Survey, 1993-94: Data File User's Manual. Volume 1: Survey Documentation.
Gruber, Kerry J.; And Others
The volumes in this User Manual document the data collection of the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Researchers who are ready to access the data file may go directly to the codebooks for each survey (Volumes II and III for the Restricted-Use and Public-Use versions respectively). This manual focuses on survey documentation, describing SASS components and data collection and analysis. The overall objective of the SASS is to collect the information necessary for a complete picture of American elementary and secondary education. The data collected permit detailed analyses of the characteristics of schools, principals, teachers, and students, and the linkage of SASS components enables researchers to examine relationships among these elements of education. The 1993-94 SASS contained seven surveys consisting of a teacher supply and demand questionnaire, questionnaires about principals, schools, teachers, students, library and media centers, and media specialists and librarians. The eighth component was the teacher followup survey. This report explores survey design and implementation, data collection (including sampling), edit procedures, data imputation procedures, weighting, and aspects of data analysis including variance estimation and reinterview methodology. Seven appendixes to this volume present supplemental details about survey methodology. (Contains 56 tables, 124 appendix tables, and 70 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Followup Studies, Institutional Characteristics, Media Specialists, National Surveys, Principals, Research Design, School Libraries, School Personnel, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers, User Needs (Information)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc., Baileys Crossroads, VA.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)