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Study Report

Study Number: QD-020-006-4-1-United States-NCES-1988

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National education longitudinal study, 1988: base year through third follow-up [1988-1994].  [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: NCES2000-328

Date Accessioned: 5/24/1996

Comments: This CD-ROM contains public released data from the NELS:88 base year through third follow-up surveys, and includes an electronic codebook system (ECB) to access the data documentation and create data extracts. There are two components to the ECB software: N2P integrates the student, parent, transcript, school administrator, and teacher data from the base year through the second follow-up surveys; N4P integrates the base year through third follow-up records for third follow-up respondents, and includes a subsample of second follow-up sample members. 3/2000 A new CD-ROM received fron NCES. It has a new version of ECB program which is Windows 98 compatible. The contents for the data do not change. View note to NELS:88/94 data file users. For MERGING data files, please read the User's Guide Table 2.3.1 (p. 10) carefully. No unique key or merge key is automatically included in the ECB-generated program code; users MUST tag any required keys and edit the ECB-generated program code accordingly. For more detailed information see the PDR folder. 9/06 Program is installed on Ketchup and Mustard. 7/09 Beer and Wine replaced Ketchup and Mustard. 5/14 An ISO image was created on the network drive for this CD-Rom.

Access Status: Unlimited access

Date Ordered: 5/24/1996

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy Users Guide, 1 volume technical report, 1 volume statistical analysis report (shared with QD-008-001 and QD-011-001) and machine-readable documentation included on CD-ROM. View the Users Guide (converted to ASCII by DPLS). You can also learn more about NELS from the National Center for Education Statistics' web site.

Abstract: This CD-ROM provides all publicly available data and electronic codebooks (ECBs) for the National Longitudinal Education Study of 1988, from the 1988 base year through the 1994 third follow-up.

In 1988, some 25000 eighth graders, their parents, their teachers, and their school principals were surveyed. In 1990, as part of the first follow-up, these same students (most of whom were then 10th graders, others were dropouts), their teachers, and school principals were surveyed. In 1992, the second follow-up survey was conducted, and in 1994, the third was conducted.

The root directory contains the README.TXT file (ASCII) plus:

\ECBW Contains all of the ECB files required for running the system and \HOW2USE.ECB, a brief explanation of the DOS ECB.

\NELS92 Contains the base year through second follow-up (BY-F2) data file (as opposed to ECB files) for the NELS:88 sample.

\NELS94 Contains all of the BY-F3 data files for the third follow-up respondents to NELS:88.

\DOCU Contains \ECBGUIDE.WP5, a comprehensive manual for the ECB and new NELS:88 data on this CD. Also contains manuals and reports that fully document the design and implementation of the NELS:88 survey components.

\MISC Contains the text files that were used to create the resource files for the ECB systems.

A restricted use version of the CD-ROM is available with a special NCES license. Contact the library staff for more information.

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