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Title:  2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04) Methodology Report
Description: This report is designed to give readers an accurate picture of this important study and the data generated by its methodology. The report is organized into 6 chapters, including information about the purpose of the study, the sample design, the data collection instruments, data collection and data processing procedures, an evaluation of data quality, and weighting and variance estimation. Of the 34,330 eligible sample members, 26,110 (76 percent) completed the faculty questionnaire during a field period from January to October of 2004. Seventy-six percent of respondents completed the self-administered web questionnaire, and 24 percent were interviewed by telephone. The average time to complete the survey was 30 minutes. Of the 1,070 eligible institutions, 980 (91 percent) provided faculty lists and 920 (84 percent) completed the institution questionnaire. Evaluations of operations and procedures focused on the institution contacting endeavor, the timeline for data collection from institutions (faculty lists and institution questionnaires) and faculty (CATI and self-administered interviews), tracing and locating procedures, refusal conversion efforts, the effectiveness of incentives, and the length of the faculty interview. Item nonresponse was below 15 percent for 87 of the 90 items in the institution questionnaire and for 141 out of the 162 items in the faculty questionnaire.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: May 2006
Web Release: May 18, 2006
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2006179
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical/Methodological Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.