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Survey of Public and Private School Libraries and Media Centers, 1985: [United States] (ICPSR 2227) RSS

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Summary:

For this survey, a nationally representative sample of 4,500 public schools was taken from the Center for Education Statistics (CES) Universe file, and a nationally representative sample of 1,700 private schools was drawn from a list of private schools in existence in 1983 in 75 private school primary sampling units (PSUs). Data were collected by mail and telephone from the librarians or persons most knowledgeable about the libraries. Respondents were asked to indicate whether the school had a library or media center, and if so, to describe staff size and education, use of volunteers, amount and type of expenditures, collection size, services offered, technology, usage, circulation, and physical facilities.

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U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. SURVEY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL LIBRARIES AND MEDIA CENTERS, 1985: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02227.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   education, expenditures, facilities, library collections, library services, personnel, private schools, public schools, technology, volunteers

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985

Universe:   Public and private schools in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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Methodology

Sample:   A nationally representative sample of 4,500 public schools was taken from the Center for Education Statistics (CES) Universe file, and a nationally representative sample of 1,700 private schools was drawn from a list of private schools in existence in 1983 in 75 private school primary sampling units (PSUs).

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Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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