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Study Report

Study Number: QD-025-008-2-1-United States-NCES-1996

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National household education survey (NHES), 1996: youth civic involvement and adult civic involvement  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NCES2002005

Date Accessioned: 11/10/2003

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: A new 2-CD-ROM set was ordered from NCES to replace an older CD. The first CD contains the document files and the ECB program. The second CD has the data files. ECB program is installed to Peppermint and Spearmint. Run setup to install ECB for Windows on C:\Program Files\ECB for Windows on Spearmint and Peppermint. 9/06 Program is installed on Ketchup and Mustard. 3/09 See CDE acquisition number 1369.07 and 1369.08 for copies of the User's Guide. 5/14 Use this line of code in the Target field for shortcut properties: %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot% \system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchVMSal "Windows XP Mode" "||535552df" "NHES 1991-1999". It allows ECB to run on a virtual Windows XP machine. After a tag file, a SPSS syntax file and a codebook file are created by ECB, run the batch file, run.bat in C:\Data\NHES91_99 to mount the ISO image of the CD-Rom where the data files reside. If the batch file is not run, data files can not be read from the CD-Rom drive E.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 10/29/2003

Documentation: Machine-readable and printed ECB user's manual.

Abstract: The NHES is a telephone survey of the noninstitutionalized civilian population of the U.S. Households are selected for the survey using random digit dialing (RDD) methods. Data are collected using computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) procedures. In the NHES:96, the topical components are Parent/Family Involvement (PFI) in Education and Adult and Youth Civic Involvement(CI). The CI component from NHES 96 provided an assessment of the opportunities that youth in grades 6-12 have to develop the personal responsibility and skills that would facilitate their taking an active role in civic life. It gathered information from both youth and their parents related to the diverse ways that parents may participate in socializing their children for informed civic participation, for example, by discussing national issues or participating in community service. Measures of attitudes and knowledge related to civic life were included. Information about their school practices that would prepare them to be involved in community and civic life was also collected from youth. (This abstract was taken from NCES study overview.)

Media/File Reports:

7317 (CD-ROM)
7318 (CD-ROM)