ERIC Number: ED417197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Estimates in the 1996 National Household Education Survey. Working Paper Series.
Nolin, Mary Jo; Collins, Mary A.; Vaden-Kiernan, Nancy; Davies, Elizabeth
This report compares selected estimates from the 1996 National Household Education Survey (NHES:96) with estimates from previous NHES collections, the Current Population Survey (CPS), and other relevant data sources. The comparisons provide an indication of the reasonableness of selected NHES:96 estimates. Where discrepancies were found between NHES:96 estimates and those from other sources, possible reasons are suggested. In the NHES:96, three topical components were covered in four interviews: (1) a screening interview that also questioned library use; (2) a survey of parent and family involvement in education and civic involvement; (3) a youth civic involvement survey; and (4) an adult civic involvement component. Because of the multiple surveys, various data sources must be used for comparisons. More and larger differences were found for NHES:96 and comparable surveys than were found for previous NHES surveys. This might reflect the lower response rates in the NHES:96, since lower response rates increase the potential for bias increases. Ways to adjust for bias are suggested. An appendix contains a summary of the comparative data sets. (Contains 55 tables and 17 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Census Figures, Children, Citizen Participation, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Estimation (Mathematics), National Surveys, Parent Participation, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Statistical Bias, Tables (Data), Telephone Surveys
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; Tests/Questionnaires
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