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NCES 2009029 An Evaluation of Bias in the 2007 National Households Education Surveys Program: Results From a Special Data Collection Effort
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) is a random digit dialing (RDD) survey program developed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. The surveys are designed to help NCES collect data directly from households about important education topics. Like many household studies that rely on landline phone sampling frames, NHES has experienced both declining response rates and increasing undercoverage rates. The study described in this report was designed to examine bias in the NHES:2007 due to nonresponse, as well as bias due to noncoverage of households that only had cell phones and households without any telephones. Results from this study suggest that there is no systematic pattern of bias in key statistics from the NHES:2007, though it might underestimate some indicators such as the percentage of preschoolers who watch two or more hours of TV in a typical weekday and overestimate some indicators such as the percentage of preschoolers with mothers who are not in the labor force.
5/12/2009
NCES 2009047 National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007: Methodology Report
This report documents the design and collection of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) of 2007. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the collection and the report. Chapter 2 discusses the design of the questionnaires. Chapter 3 presents the sample design. Chapter 4 provides information about the data collection experience. Chapter 5 focuses on unit response rates. Item response rates and imputation are discussed in chapter 6. Chapter 7 contains information about weighting and variance estimation. Chapter 8 provides a summary of bias analyses conducted as part of the study. Chapter 9 provides a comparison of estimates to extant data sources. Chapter 10 summarizes the re-interview study.
4/20/2009
NCES 2009310 2005-06 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) Data File User's Manual and Survey Documentation
This is the data file user's manual and survey documentation for the 2005-06 Private School Universe Survey (PSS).
3/18/2009
NCES 2008314 2003-2004 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) Data File User's Manual and Survey Documentation
This manual describes the 2003-2004 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) data collection activities, processing, and data files. The 2003-2004 PSS public-use data file user's manual is also included.
3/20/2008
NCES 2007337 Documentation for the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey
This report serves as the survey documentation for the design and implementation of the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey. Topics covered include the sample design, survey methodology, data collection procedures, data processing, response rates, imputation procedures, weighting and variance estimation, review of the quality of data, the types of SASS data files, and user notes and cautions. More detail is contained in appendices.
1/29/2007
NCES 2006033 ECLS-K Fifth Grade Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook
This CD-ROM contains an electronic codebook (ECB), a restricted-use child-level data file, and survey and ECB documentation for the spring fifth grade wave of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). All data collected from the sampled children, their parents, teachers, and schools are included.
3/27/2006
NCES 2006034 ECLS-K Fifth Grade Public-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook
This CD-ROM contains an electronic codebook (ECB), a public-use child-level data file, and survey and ECB documentation for the spring fifth grade wave of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). All data collected from the sampled children, their parents, teachers, and schools are included.
3/27/2006
NCES 2006066 Impact of Monetary Incentives and Mailing Procedures: An Experiment in a Federally Sponsored Telephone Survey
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) includes a series of random digit dial (RDD) surveys developed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to collect information on important educational issues through telephone surveys of households in the United States. This report describes an experiment conducted in NHES:2003. The goal of the experiment was to test the effectiveness of various levels of incentives in gaining increased initial cooperation, refusal conversion, and overall unit response rates. Approximately 79,000 telephone numbers were included in the experiment. The results of the experiment indicate that small cash incentives, used during initial contact stages of the interview process (the Screener stage), can be effective in improving unit response, at least for NHES collections.
3/9/2006
NCES 2005071 National Household Education Surveys Program: 2001 Methodology Report
This report documents the design and collection of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) of 2001. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the collection and the report. Chapter 2 discusses the design of the questionnaires. Chapter 3 presents the sample design. Chapter 4 provides information about the data collection. Chapter 5 focuses on unit response rates. Item response rates and imputation are discussed in chapter 6. Chapter 7 contains information about weighting and variance estimation. Chapter 8 provides a comparison of estimates to extant data sources. Chapter 9 summarizes the re-interview study.
12/2/2004
NCES 2002323 USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Base-Year to Fourth Follow-up: Student Component Data File
This data file user's manual documents the procedures and methodologies employed during the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88). The manual is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the public-release data for the base-year data collection in 1988 through the fourth follow-up study, which took place 12 years later in 2000 (NELS:88/2000). Included in this report are also the results of the intermediate data collections, which took place in 1990 (the first follow-up study, 1992 (the second follow-up study), and 1994 (the third follow-up NELS:88/94). This manual will familiarize the user with each wave of NELS:88
8/23/2002
NCES 200203 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study 1999–2000 (NPSAS:2000), CATI Nonresponse Bias Analysis Report
Because the student telephone interview response rates for NPSAS:2000 were less than 70 percent in some institutional sectors, an analysis was conducted to determine if Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) estimates were significantly biased due to CATI nonresponse. Considerable information was known for CATI nonrespondents and these data were used to analyze and reduce the bias. The distributions of several variables using the design-based, adjusted weights for study respondents (study weights) were found to be biased before CATI nonresponse adjustments. The CATI nonresponse and poststratification procedures, however, reduced the bias for these variables; and the remaining relative bias ranged from 0 to 0.35 percent.
2/20/2002
NCES 2001534 Adult Literacy and Education in America
This report analyzes the literacy proficiencies of the nation’s adults in relation to their schooling, with a special focus on adults who did not complete high school, those whose proficiencies were below average, and those who enrolled in programs to improve their basic literacy. The findings were based on data from the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey. Field staff for this survey interviewed nearly 13,600 individuals aged 16 and older throughout the nation, as well as adults 16 to 65 years old in each of eleven states that chose to participate in a special study designed to provide state-level results. This 1992 survey measured literacy proficiencies using performance across a wide array of tasks that reflect the types of reading materials and literacy demands that adults encounter in their daily lives.
8/17/2001
NCES 2000076 National Household Education Survey of 1999: Data File User's Manual, Volume I
This manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the three public release data files of the NHES:1999: the Parent Interview file, the Youth Interview file, and the Adult Education Interview file. Information about the purpose of the study, the data collection instruments, the sample design, data collection and data processing procedures, and a brief guide to the data files is contained in Volume I of this manual. A reference guide to NHES:1999 variables in previous NHES data files is also provided. Volumes II through IV of the NHES:1999 Data File User's Manual each contain a guide to a data file and codebook, a discussion of data considerations and anomalies and, in appendixes, the file layout, derived variable specifications, cross references of NHES:1999 variables with variables in previous NHES files, the codebook for one of the data files from the NHES:1999, and directions and sample code for linking the NHES:1999 files.
1/5/2001
NCES 2000077 National Household Education Survey of 1999: Data File User's Manual, Volume IV - Adult Education Interview Data File
Volume IV is meant to be read in conjunction with the NHES:1999 Data File User's Manual, Volume I. More information about the purpose of the study, the sample design, the other survey components, the data collection instruments, and data collection and data processing procedures is contained in the NHES:1999 Data File User's Manual, Volume I. Information about the Parent Interview public data file and the Youth Interview public data file can be found in Volumes II and III of the manual, respectively.
1/5/2001
NCES 2000081 National Household Education Survey of 1999: Data File User's Manual, Volume II - Parent Interview Data File
The NHES:1999 Data File User's Manual, Volume II-Parent Interview Data File, provides documentation and guidance for users of the public release data file for the Parent Interview of the 1999 National Household Education Survey (NHES:1999). This volume contains a description of the data file and a discussion of data considerations and anomalies. Included as appendixes are the public file layout, SAS code for creating derived variables, crosswalks of items asked in the NHES:1999 Parent Interview and previous NHES administrations, the codebook for the Parent Interview public data file, and directions and code for linking data files. Volume II is meant to be read in conjunction with the NHES:1999 Data File User's Manual, Volume I. More information about the purpose of the study, the sample design, the other survey components, the data collection instruments, and data collection and data processing procedures is contained in the NHES:1999 Data File User's Manual, Volume I. Information about the Youth Interview public data file and the Adult Education Interview public data file can be found in Volumes III and IV of the manual, respectively.
1/5/2001
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