ERIC Number: ED416236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Unit and Item Response, Weighting, and Imputation Procedures in the 1995 National Household Education Survey (NHES:95). Working Paper Series.
Brick, J. Michael; Broene, Pam
The National Household Education Survey (NHES) is a data collection effort of the National Center for Education Statistics that collects and publishes data on the condition of education in the United States. The NHES is designed to provide information on issues that are best addressed by contacting households rather than institutions. It is a telephone survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population that collects repeated measurements of the same phenomena at different times. This paper presents information on the unit response rates, item response rates, and imputation. The first section, "Unit Response Rates," describes response and completion rates for the NHES:95. It includes information on rates for the Screener interview and the extended Early Childhood Participation and Adult Education interviews. These topics were the focus of NHES:95. Some 14,064 children were sampled for the Early Childhood component, and 3,569 adults completed the Adult Education interview. "Item Response and Imputation" discusses the approach taken to missing responses. As in most surveys, responses to some data items were not obtained for all interviews. The imputation of missing data is discussed. "Weighting and Standard Error Calculation Procedures" describes the procedures for producing the weights to estimate characteristics from the NHES:95 sample and to estimate sampling errors for those estimates. Methods for estimation were developed that were consistent with changes from the original weighting plan made during the collection period. (Contains 27 tables and 8 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Interviews, Research Methodology, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Responses, Surveys, Tables (Data)
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5654.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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