ERIC Number: ED237548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Presentation of Statistical Analysis of Data as Evidence in Litigation Involving Sexual and Racial Discrimination.
Head, L. Quinn
This research illustrates how statistical analysis of data was presented by the plaintiff's attorneys as evidence in litigation involving sexual and racial discrimination in the case Green v. City of Gadsden. Bar graphs depict the sexual and racial compositions of (1) members of the Gadsden Police Department (GPD), (2) members of the GPD in relation to their respective group within the Gadsden, Alabama population based on the 1980 census, (3) examinees taking the GPD written examination from 1980 to 1982, (4) examinees passing the GPD exam during the aforementioned years, (5) all applicants employed with the GPD from 1980 to 1982, (6) only applicants passing the GPD exam from 1980 to 1982 employed with the GPD during these years, as well as (7) all applicants offered employment with GPD from 1980 to 1982, and (8) only applicants passing the GPD test from 1980 to 1982 offered employment with the GPD during these years. Additionally, a table which exhibits several frequency distributions primarily indicating the number of individuals by sex and race obtaining a specific passing score that were hired is included. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evidence; Green v City of Gadsden
Note: Colors in bar graphs will not reproduce. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (12th, Nashville, TN, November 16-18, 1983).