ERIC Number: ED442345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study: First Follow-Up 1996-98 (BPS:96/98) Methodology Report. Technical Report.
Wine, Jennifer S.; Whitmore, Roy W.; Heuer, Ruth E.; Biber, Melissa; Pratt, Daniel J.
This report describes the methods and procedures used for the full-scale data collection effort of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study First Follow-Up 1996-98 (BPS:96/98). These students, who started their postsecondary education during the 1995-96 academic year, were first interviewed during 1996 as part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 1996. This study is the first follow-up of this cohort. Data collected includes postsecondary enrollment, employment, and demographics; a field locating/interviewing component allows comparative analyses with the first (1990) BPS cohort. Chapter 1 provides an introduction, some background, and the purpose of the study; chapter 2 covers the design and methodology of the full-scale study; chapter 3 covers data collection outcomes; chapter 4 covers evaluation of data quality; chapter 5 covers data file construction; and chapter 6 covers weighting and variance estimation. Appendixes include a list of technical review panel members; final data elements; facsimile questionnaire; table of contents of interviewer training manual; and sample mailout materials. (CH)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Data Interpretation, Enrollment, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
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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: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study