ERIC Number: ED102244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Design for a National Longitudinal Study of School Desegregation: Volume 2. Research Design and Procedures.
Crain, R. L.; And Others
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights asked the Rand Corporation to prepare a design for an exhaustive research program on school desegregation. This is Volume 2 of the final report. The 11 sections of this volume describe a general design for a research program in school desegregation. Section 6 describes a community reaction survey. In Section 7 we outline a one-year longitudinal study of student attitudes and achievement in a sample of 1600 elementary, junior high and high schools. In Sections 8 and 9 we describe four substudies: each takes a subsample of schools and pursues a particular topic more intensively. Section 10 discusses the sample. Section 11 is a design for a study of the impact of desegregation policies on the exodus of whites from central cities. Section 12 discusses how the studies of innovative schools can be converted to the more powerful methodology of the randomized experiment. Section 13 discusses how three existing panels of young adults can be used to test hypotheses about the impact of different types of desegregation on social-psychological laboratory experiments to test hypotheses about the dynamics of race relations in schools. Finally, Sections 15 and 16 discuss general problems of the program. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, College Attendance, Desegregation Effects, Integration Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Puerto Ricans, Research Design, Research Methodology, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Student Attitudes
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For Volumes 1 and 3, see UD 014 776 and 778