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Title: USER'S MANUAL: NELS:88 Base Year Parent Component Data File
Description: Using the NELS:88 Base Year Parent Survey, this manual will familiarize data users and researchers with the procedures followed for data collection and processing of the NELS:88 base year survey, and to provide necessary documentation for use of the Parent data file. Contents will include an overview of the study and historical perspective on the longitudinal studies program, information about related studies and data files, a description of data collection instruments, a description of the sample design and implementation, an account of data collection, preparation and processing. In addition, a detailed guide to the data file and codebook will be provided, including information on the construction of the composite variables, guidelines for use of statistical analysis packages and record layout, as well as presenting the codebook itself and the survey and survey instruments.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 1990
Web Release: June 22, 1990
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 90466
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: User's Manual/Data File Documentation
Survey/Program Areas: National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
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