ERIC Number: ED074015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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An Aggregate Data Archive for the Russian Area Studies Center, Louisiana State University. Final Report.
Zwick, Peter R.
This final report announces the completion of a project, the purpose of which was to develop in coded machine retrievable form, a biographical data archive on the Soviet political elite, and in addition, to gather data on socio-economic and political factors in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The computer processed data is intended to help researchers uncover significant patterns within the elite Soviet structure (those who have been members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union). Methods define the elite, then collect data about them. Problems encountered included the lack of specialists who are equipped to develop data sources, problems due to specialization, difficulty of collecting data because of the purging of political outcasts from official sources, and the unavailability of data on minor political figures. Project background information includes major sources for the bibliographical data. Appendices include 125 variables contained in a code book for Soviet political elite; a resume of instructions for users; and an information bulletin. The data file itself, held at the Russian Area Studies Center of Louisiana State University, is to be continuously updated. (SJM)
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Russian Area Studies Center.
Identifiers - Location: Russia; USSR
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act; National Defense Education Act Title VI