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User Manuals

Technical data file user manuals provide detailed information about the statistical design of the NLS-72 survey waves, data collection methodology, response rates and bias analyses, assessment design, transcript collection methodology, and many other subjects.

The main technical documentation is:

National Longitudinal Study of 1972: Base Year (1972) through Fourth Follow-Up (1979) Data File User's Manual.

NLS-72-Postsecondary Education Transcript Files. Data User's Manual for Revised Transcript, Term, and Course Files. Supplementary Addendum.

National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Postsecondary Education Transcript Study Data File User's Manual. Contractor Report.

Other technical documentation can be found at the Publications and Products section.