ERIC Number: ED416250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Household Education Survey of 1995: Adult Education Course Code Merge Files User's Guide. Working Paper Series.
Kim, Kwang; Collins, Mary A.; Brown, John; Stowe, Peter
The National Household Education Survey (NHES) is a data collection system of the National Center for Education Statistics that is designed to provide information about educational issues best addressed through contacting households rather than institutions. In 1995, as in 1991, one of the components of this telephone survey was a study of adult education courses taken by respondents. For the 1995 survey, 19,722 interviews were completed with participants and nonparticipants in adult education. To provide data users with the ability to use the information collected on degree or certification courses, work-related courses, or courses for personal interests, the subject matter of courses was coded. A coding scheme containing 43 courses was developed, based on the Department of Education's College Course Map and the work of C. Adelman. The course code merge files for which this user guide has been developed contain the course code variables for each reported course. It is important to note that the course code merge files cannot be used by themselves for any analysis. Instead, they are designed to be used with the Adult Education public data files. This guide contains the following sections: (1) Background; (2) Adult Education Courses; (3) Course Codes; (4) Merge Files; (5) Statistical Analysis System example. Appendixes describe the course code merge file layout in position order and present the merge file codebook. (Contains five references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Coding, Courses, Educational Attainment, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, User Needs (Information)
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: Guides - Non-Classroom
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