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Comparison of Estimates in the 1996 National Household Education Survey. Working Paper Series [microform] / Mary Jo Nolin, Mary A. Collins and Nancy Vaden-Kiernan
Bib ID 5614392
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Nolin, Mary Jo
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Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1997 
131 p. 

This report compares selected estimates from the 1996 National Household Education Survey (NHES:96) with estimates from previous NHES collections, the Current Population Survey (CPS), and other relevant data sources. The comparisons provide an indication of the reasonableness of selected NHES:96 estimates. Where discrepancies were found between NHES:96 estimates and those from other sources, possible reasons are suggested. In the NHES:96, three topical components were covered in four interviews: (1) a screening interview that also questioned library use; (2) a survey of parent and family involvement in education and civic involvement; (3) a youth civic involvement survey; and (4) an adult civic involvement component. Because of the multiple surveys, various data sources must be used for comparisons. More and larger differences were found for NHES:96 and comparable surveys than were found for previous NHES surveys. This might reflect the lower response rates in the NHES:96, since lower response rates increase the potential for bias increases. Ways to adjust for bias are suggested. An appendix contains a summary of the comparative data sets. (Contains 55 tables and 17 references.) (SLD)


Availability: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5654.

Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adults.  |  Census Figures.  |  Children.  |  Citizen Participation.  |  Comparative Analysis.  |  Data Collection.  |  Estimation (Mathematics)  |  National Surveys.  |  Parent Participation.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Statistical Bias.  |  Tables (Data)  |  Telephone Surveys.  |  National Household Education Survey  |  Current Population Survey
Form/genre Numerical/Quantitative Data.  |  Reports, Evaluative.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Collins, Mary A., author  |  Vaden-Kiernan, Nancy, author  |  Davies, Elizabeth, author  |  Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD
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