ERIC Number: ED107741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Computer Assisted Processing of Ethnographic Data. Volume 2 Part 1 of Final Report: Anthropological Study of Disability from Educational Problems of Puerto Rican Youths.
Burnett, Jacquetta H., Ed.
The main purpose in developing the "package" of computer programs described in this guide is to use the automated capability of computers in the enormous job of handling anthropological field data. It is held that ethnography may be threatened with absolescence simply becasue so many man hours are involved in filing and sorting these types of data. One section discusses the procedures for getting the data from the field onto the computer in such a form that the researcher and computer can carry on from there with a minimum of clerk man-hour assistance. Another section introduces one to the program package. It gives an account of the requirements for using the programs on a computer installation and introduces important conventions which explain the reasons for many of the rules discussed in a subsequent section under key punching and copy editing. The next section discusses input-output routines and presents in some detail how one prepares jobs for the program package. The last five sections focus on various programs. Appendix A describes the procedure for transferring the data to tape for long term storage and/or as a duplicate copy. Appendixes B and C describes sample uses of the program package. A glossary of program package terms appears at the end of the guide. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.