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Title:  ELS: 2002 Base Year Data File User's Manual
Description: This data file userís manual documents the procedures and methodologies employed during the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) base year. The manual is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the public-use data as released in Electronic Codebook (ECB) format (NCES 2004-404). Included in the manual are the following: an overview of the study and its predecessor studies; an account of instrumentation (both the assessment battery and the various questionnaires); documentation of the sample design, weighting, design effects, and analyses of data quality; 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. In addition, there are a number of appendices.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2004
Web Release: April 23, 2004
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2004405
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Steven J. Ingels, Daniel J. Pratt, James Rogers, Peter H. Siegel, and Ellen Stutts, Research Triangle Institute
Type of Product: User's Manual/Data File Documentation
Survey/Program Areas: Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS)
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