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ERIC Number: ED492609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 238
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Documentation for the Academic Library Survey (ALS) Data File: Fiscal Year 2002. NCES 2006-308
Schmitt, Carl M.
National Center for Education Statistics
This manual describes the methods, procedures, techniques, and activities that were used to produce the Academic Library Survey of 2002 (ALS:2002). This manual is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the ALS data. Included in the manual are the following: an overview of the study and its predecessor studies; an account of instrumentation; a summary of the data collection methodology and results, including detailed response rates; a description of data preparation and processing activities; and an overview data file structure and contents. The ALS:2002 provides information pertinent to libraries at 3,887 degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions throughout the 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The following are appended: (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; (8) Frequency and Continuous Variable Statistics; and (9) Planning Document. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
IES Funded: Yes