ERIC Number: ED417207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Unit and Item Response Rates, Weighting, and Imputation Procedures in the 1996 National Household Education Survey. Working Paper Series.
Montaquila, Jill M.; Brick, J. Michael
The National Household Education Survey (NHES) is a telephone survey of the noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States that collects data on educational issues that are best explored through contact with households rather than with institutions. The NHES has been conducted in 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1996. In the 1996 NHES (NHES:96), the topical components were parent/family involvement in education and civic involvement. This working paper presents information on the unit response rates, item response rates, weighting procedures, and imputation procedures in the NHES:96. The description of the response and completion rates in the first section, "Unit Response Rates," includes data on the rates for the Screener interview, the Parent/Family Involvement/Civic Involvement interview, the Youth Civic Involvement interview, and the Adult Civic Involvement interview. The next section, "Item Response and Imputation Procedures for the NHES:96," discusses reasons for nonresponse and ways to handle missing data. Imputation of missing data was done to develop complete variables used in developing sampling weights and to enable users to compute estimates more easily. The final section, "Weighting and Standard Error Calculation Procedures for the NHES:96," describes the procedures used to produce the weights for use in estimating characteristics from the NHES:96 sample and for estimating the sampling errors of those estimates. (Contains 39 tables and 7 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Citizen Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Telephone Surveys, Youth
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: 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