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ERIC Number: ED100552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
Rural Research Needs.
Jones, Lewis W.
The following rural sociological research needs were identified: (1) acceptance of general sociological theory and methodology for use in "Rural" research; (2) recognition of bench marks and probable base lines in rural sociological research; (3) collection of widely scattered reports for examination and perhaps respecification; (4) establishment of a systematic data base relevant to modernization of conceptualizations of obsolescent connotations of rurality; (5) development of a program of research into the realities of contemporary life in nonmetropolitan population aggregations. Belief that basic and applied research are not mutually exclusive was emphasized to indicate the need applied research has for utilizing basic research in rural sociological study. Research areas identified were: (1) residuals (urban population and demographic studies); (2) marginality (process of social change producing alienation from the mainstream); (3) quality of life (conditions of life plus means of improvement); (4) manifest and latent functions (appraisal of intent, content, and results of public policy and purposive programs at all levels); (5) innovation and diffusion. Information linkage, requiring clearinghouse function (activities, program, and research made available to research designers), was seen as the desired goal. (JC)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Tuskegee Inst., AL.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Demographic Group (Fall 1972)