ERIC Number: ED414342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF-93), 1993: User's Manual--Public-Use Faculty and Institution Data.
Selfa, Lance A.; Suter, Natalie; Koch, Shaun; Zahs, Daniel A.; Kuhr, Brian D.; Myers, Sharon; Johnson, Robert A.; Abraham, Sameer Y.; Zimbler, Linda J.
The 1992-93 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF-93), the second cycle of this study, surveyed institutions and faculty, with a sample of 974 public and private nonproprietary higher education institutions and 31,354 faculty members. The study was designed to provide a national profile of faculty, including their professional backgrounds, responsibilities, workloads, salaries, benefits, and attitudes. This manual was developed with the goal of providing analysts with the information necessary to use and interpret the NSOPF-93 public use files. Chapter 1 provides background information on questionnaire development, sampling, and data collection procedures. Chapter 2, the "Guide to the Data Files and Codebooks," contains information on: (1) content and organization of NSOPF-93 files; (2) identification codes; (3) variable names; (4) derived variables; (5) use of flags and weights; (6) notes on variance estimation; (7) using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to analyze the datasets; (8) a guide to hardcopy codebooks; and (9) a description of the NSOPF:93 electronic codebook for institution files. Eight appendixes provide information on data collection instruments, file record layouts, and codebooks. (Contains three exhibits.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Coding, College Faculty, Colleges, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Profiles, Research Design, Research Methodology, Sample Size, Sampling, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Salaries, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.