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ERIC Number: ED492586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 152
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Documentation for the Academic Library Survey (ALS) Data File: Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Use). NCES 2006-342
Schmitt, Carl M.
National Center for Education Statistics
The purpose of this report is to document the procedures and methodologies employed during the Academic Library Survey of 2000. This report is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the public-release and restricted-use data files. Information about the universe of academic libraries and how to access this information is included in this report. Following the acknowledgments, and list of tables, the report is divided into 3 parts. Part I, Introduction, contains: (1) History of the Academic Library Survey; (2) NCES Academic Library's Universe Survey 2000; (3) Data Confidentiality; (4) Information Included in the Academic Library Survey Data Collection; and (5) Uses of the Academic Library Survey Data. Part II, Methodology, contains: (6) Web Data Collection; and (7) Coverage and Response Rate. Part III, User's Guide for Processing the Academic Library Universe Survey Data, concludes with the following chapters: (8) Data Files; (9) Record Identifier (UNITID); (10) Imputation Status Flags; (11) Parent/Child (Branch) Records; (12) Changes in Survey Questions and Variables; (13) Institutions Participating in the Survey; and (14) Data Issues. Appended are: (1) Glossary; (2) Record Layout; (3) Survey Instrument; (4) Crosswalks; (5) Edits and Imputations; (6) Response Rate Tables; (7) Comparison of Reported and Imputed Values; and (8) Frequency and Continuous Variable Statistics. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes