ERIC Number: ED416238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Design, Data Collection, Interview Timing, and Data Editing in the 1995 National Household Education Survey (NHES:95). Working Paper Series.
Collins, Mary A.; Brick, J. Michael; Loomis, Laura S.; Nicchitta, Patricia G.; Fleischman, Susan
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 survey design, data collection, interview timing, and data editing in the 1995 NHES Survey. The NHES:95 included two components about which respondents were interviewed: Early Childhood Program Participation and Adult Education. The first section, "Questionnaire Design," discusses the questionnaires developed for each component. The second section, "Sample Design," describes the procedures for sampling households and then for sampling household members for both components. "Data Collection" describes the NHES:94 data collection experience, including discussions of supervisor and interviewer training, data collection procedures and their results, special data collection activities, and data quality control. "Survey Administration Time" reports interview administration times for the components of the NHES:95. The time it takes respondents to complete survey interviews is an important factor in both response rate and response quality. "Data Editing" reviews the procedures used to ensure that data were complete and of high quality. Three attachments discuss range and logit edit specifications and edits for structural completeness, and present the database design diagram. (Contains 2 figures, 14 tables, and 10 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Collection, Databases, Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Participation, Questionnaires, Research Design, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Sampling, Surveys, Tables (Data), Training
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