ERIC Number: ED431823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study: 1993/97 Second Follow-up Methodology Report. Technical Report.
Greene, Patricia; Myers, Sharon; Veldman, Cynthia; Pedlow, Stephen
The Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B) tracks the experiences of a cohort of college graduates who received their baccalaureate degrees during the 1992-93 academic year and who were first interviewed as part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. The experiences of this group in the areas of academic enrollment, degree completion, employment, public service, and other adult decisions will be followed for about 12 years. The B&B 1993/97 survey is the second in a series of four planned followup interviews of students from this cohort. Data were collected from 11,192 individuals in 1997 through telephone and field interviews. This report describes the study methodology. The first chapter provides an overview of the B&B study. Chapter 2 describes the B&B sample design for the initial, first followup, and second followup studies. Chapter 3 describes the preparation for the data collection process, and chapter 4 details the data collection process. Response rates are discussed in chapter 5, and chapter 6 evaluates the interview instrument. Chapter 7 considers study weights and design effects development. As the B&B study unfolds, it will provide information on: (1) educational attainment and outcome; (2) access to graduate and professional schools; (3) rate of return on educational investment; and (4) patterns of preparation for, and engagement in, teaching. Appendixes comprising almost 90% of the document include a list of technical review panel members, list of variables, survey instruments, and other support material. (Contains 36 tables and 4 figures). (SLD)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Data Collection, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Sample Size, Sampling, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES)