ERIC Number: ED028223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Methodological Considerations in Evaluative Research Involving Disadvantaged Populations; A Study of the Effectiveness of Selected Out-of-School Neighborhood Youth Corps Programs.
Walther, Regis H.
The experience of a research group in studying Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) programs provides the framework for a discussion of the methodological difficulties of conducting research on disadvantaged groups. However, the report does not deal with the programs and operations of NYC itself. Four problem areas are described: (1) criterion, program, and "moderator" variables; (3) data collection techniques; and (4) interviewing. The complexity of the milieu in which poverty programs operate makes it difficult to judge their effectiveness. Hence, experimentation is needed in establishing new guidelines and methods. Practical suggestions in these areas are offered. For other phases of this study, see UD 007 866, UD 007 868 and ED 020 407. (NH)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.