ERIC Number: ED192998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Information Consumption by Low Income Families to Reduce Rural Poverty in Florida. Volume I, Research Instruments.
Dhillon, Jogindar S.
Volume I of this 4-volume report contains the research instruments used in an 18-month project which was designed to understand the rural poor in terms of their information-seeking and information-utilization behavior patterns. Randomly divided into 3 groups, 840 families from 7 target counties in northwestern Florida were studied by a group of trained research investigators who had rural backgrounds. Treatment groups one and two of the population sample were issued information packages which contained descriptions of federal and state programs for low income families, and group one received explanations of the information, followed by visits to determine the use of the programs. No information was given to the control group (group three). All groups were administered bench-mark questionnaires, three pre-tests and three post-tests. A follow-up questionnaire was developed and administered to respondents in five of the counties. All data were coded for analysis purposes. Instruments included in this document are: the bench-mark survey questionnaire, a record sheet for information package follow-up visits, the three pre- and post-tests, and the follow-up questionnaire. The appendix presents lists of the programs included in each of the three information packages. (JD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Community Development and Research.
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 303-304.