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McDonough, Patricia M. – 1997
This study examines the ways in which social class and high school guidance operations combine to shape a high school student's perceptions of her opportunities for a college education. It is also an analysis of the intersection of family, friends, and school network effects and how they create an individual's biography. Students connect with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Bound Students, College Choice, Counseling
Adelman, Clifford – 1999
This study of degree completion followed a national cohort of students from 10th grade (in 1980) through 1993 (High School and Beyond/Sophomore data base). Data included high school and college transcripts, test scores, and surveys. Using linear regression techniques, the study identified a model that accounts for about 43 percent of the variance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, College Admission
Singer, Judith D.; Willett, John B. – 1994
This paper focuses on methodological issues in designing and conducting a longitudinal study of teachers' careers, as being explored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The paper outlines the need for data in four areas (teachers' worklives, teacher quality, the context of teaching, and teachers' career paths) and identifies…
Descriptors: Career Development, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Green, Patricia; Myers, Sharon; Veldman, Cynthia; Pedlow, Steven – Education Statistics Quarterly, 1999
Documents the methodology of the second follow-up interview of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, describing sample design, instruction development and data collection, response rates, efficacy of the survey instrument, and weights and design effects. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education
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