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Title Methodological issues of longitudinal surveys : the example of the National Educational Panel Study / Hans-Peter Blossfeld ... and others (eds.).
Imprint Wiesbaden : Springer Science and Business Media, 2016.

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Subject Longitudinal method.
Longitude -- Study and teaching.
Surveys -- Methodology.
Alt Name Blossfeld, Hans-Peter,
Maurice, Jutta von.
Bayer, Michael.
Skopek, Jan.
National Educational Panel Study.
Description 1 online resource
Summary Annotation This volume addresses a broad array of pressing challenges of longitudinal surveys and provides innovative solutions to methodological problems based on the example of the NEPS. It covers longitudinal issues such as sampling, weighting, recruiting and fieldwork management, the design of longitudinal surveys and the implementation of constructs, conducting competence tests over the life course, effective methods to improve and to maintain the highest level of data quality, data management tools for large-scale longitudinal surveys, the dissemination of research data to heterogeneous scientific communities, as well as establishing a long-term public relations and communications unit integrating a study's stakeholder community over time.
Contents Content; Foreword; Introduction; The Approach of the Book; Synopsis; I. Introduction; The National Educational Panel Study: Milestones of the Years 2006 to 2015; 1 Interdisciplinary Network of Excellence; 2 Setting Up a Five-Pillar and Eight-Stages Structure; 3 Multicohort Sequence Design; 4 Samples; 5 Collaborative Instrument Development; 6 Data Collection; 7 Data Dissemination; 8 Institutionalization as a Leibniz Institute; 9 Outlook; References; Analytic Strategies for the Study of Adaptation to Major Life Events: Making the Most of Large-Scale Longitudinal Surveys; 1 Introduction.
2 Longitudinal Surveys and Sample Size3 Prospective Tracking of Developmental Change; 4 Multi-phase Growth Models; 5 Implications for the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS); 6 Future Directions; 7 Conclusion; References; Author Notes; II. Sampling, Recruiting, andFieldwork Management; Weighting Panel Cohorts in Institutional Contexts; 1 Introduction; 2 Data; 3 Methods; 3.1 Univariate Binary Probit Framework; 3.2 Bivariate Binary Probit Framework; 3.3 Derivation of Adjusted Weights; 4 Results; 4.1 Starting Cohort 2-Kindergarten; 4.2 Starting Cohort 3-Grade 5; 4.3 Starting Cohort 4-Grade 9.
5 ConclusionReferences; Acknowledgements; Tables; Variance Estimation with Balanced Repeated Replication: An Application to the Fifth and Ninth Grader Cohort Samples of the Natio; 1 Introduction; 2 Data and Sampling Design; 3 The Method of Balanced Repeated Replication; 3.1 The Setting; 3.2 The Method; 4 Application to the Fifthand Ninth-Grader Samples; 4.1 Construction of Replication Weights; 4.2 Variance Estimators of Selected Survey Statistics; 5 Conclusion; References; Challenges in Gaining Access: The School Cohorts of the National Educational Panel Study.
1 The School Cohorts in the NEPS Multicohort Sequence Design2 Legal Challenges; 3 Challenges in Accessing and Administering School Surveys; References; Cooperation and Communication Within Scientific Organizations: The Role of Survey Coordination; 1 Introduction; 2 Complexity, Coordination, and Communication Within (Scientific) Organizations; 3 Complexity Within the NEPS and the Need for Coordination Mechanisms; 3.1 Design; 3.2 Structure; 3.3 Sampling; 3.4 Resulting Tasks for the Survey Coordination Department.
4 Coordinating a Longitudinal Survey-The Practical Experience of Scientific Coordination Within the NEPS5 Summary; References; The Concept of Individual Retracking in NEPS- Approach, Practice, and First Empirical Evidence From Starting Cohorts 3 and 4; 1 Introduction; 2 Individual Retracking in Longitudinal Studies on Educational Processes; 3 NEPS Concept of Individual Retracking; 4 Empirical Evidence; 4.1 Panel Structure and Survey Fields; 4.2 Reasons for Individual Retracking; 4.3 Basic Structure of the Subsamples in Starting Cohort 4-Grade 9.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9783658119942 (electronic bk.)
3658119942 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 945975280
Additional Format Print version: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter. Methodological Issues of Longitudinal Surveys : The Example of the National Educational Panel Study. Wiesbaden : Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2016 9783658119928

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