ERIC Number: ED103548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Reviewers Comments [of the Rand Corporations Design for a Longitudinal Study of School Desegregation.]
Crain, Robert L.
Four groups of people were requested to review the Rand Corporation's design for a longitudinal study of school desegregation. When the study design documents were sent to the reviewers, an evaluation questionnaire was attached. The reviewers were asked to add any needed clarifying comments in the spaces provided after each question, and to write up to six pages (single spaced typing) of additonal comments. The most important points are listed in this document for each reviewer, and an attempt is made to indicate whether the reviewer's overall view is positive or negative. Many of the reviewers criticized various aspects of the proposed instruments. The narrative comments provided by the reviewers suggest a wide spectrum of opinion about the Rand study design. Despite the fact that there are areas of clear disagreement, there are also areas of clear agreement. There is disagreement about whether the Commission should try to implement a study based on the Rand design. There seems to be fairly strong agreement that the Rand study, and perhaps any feasible study, will not produce many unambiguous answers to important policy questions, but a majority of the reviewers also felt that such a study could provide more reliable answers than are presently available to some of those questions. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.