ERIC Number: ED483061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) Field Test Methodology Report. Working Paper Series. NCES 2004-02
Wine, J.; Cominole, M.; Carwile, S.; Franklin, J.; Carley-Baxter, L.; and Wheeless, S.
US Department of Education
The 1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03), sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education, followed a cohort of students who earned bachelor's degrees during the 1992?93 academic year. These students were first interviewed in 1993, as part of the 1993 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:93), a cross-sectional study of how postsecondary students and their families pay for education beyond high school. A year later, a follow-up interview was conducted (B&B:93/94) and transcripts were collected from students' undergraduate institutions and coded. In 1997, a second follow-up interview was conducted (B&B:93/97). B&B:93/03 is the third and final follow-up interview with the class of 1993. This report describes the methodology and findings of the B&B:93/03 field test interview, conducted in the spring and early summer of 2002, with 1991?92 bachelor's degree recipients. Prior to 2002, this field test cohort was interviewed in 1992 for the NPSAS:93 field test, and again in 1993 and 1996 for the B&B:93/94 and B&B:93/97 field test studies, respectively. The purpose of the B&B:93/03 field test was to evaluate the operational and methodological procedures, instruments, and systems planned for the B&B:93/03 full-scale study to ensure their efficiency in achieving the desired response rates and level of data quality. Appended are: (1) Data Collection Mailout Materials; (2) Agendas for Help Desk, Telephone, and Field Interviewer Training; (3) B&B:93/03 Field Test Facsimile Instrument; (4) Technical Review Panel Members; and (5) Field Test Data Elements.
Descriptors: Interviews, Bachelors Degrees, Academic Records, Data Collection, Field Tests, College Students, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.