ERIC Number: ED110262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-29
Reference Count: N/A
Systems Analysis for Rural Community Services. A Seminar on Problems of Research on Delivery of Community Services in Rural Areas of the Northeast (Stratton Mountain, Vermont, July 29, 1972).
Leadley, S. M., Ed.; Pignone, M. M., Ed.
Inadequacies in the quality and quantity of human services for Northeastern rural area residents prompted the seminar from which these transcripts are derived. Presented via chronological order, these transcripts reflect development of a framework and methodology for analysis of community service systems. Major seminar objectives are identified as: (1) explanation of what is meant by the systems approach, (2) analysis of the implications of systems model assumptions, (3) examination of the relevance of these assumptions as they relate to research, and (4) illustration of approaches to systems research. Among the facets of systems analysis explored are: (1) Research Models, (2) Definition of System, (3) Organization of Systems, (4) Overlapping Subsystems, (5) Feedback Mechanisms, (6) Ultrastability, (7) Accounting for Changing Systems in Research, (8) Feasibility of System Change, (9) Conceptualizing the System, (10) Criteria for System Boundary Definition, (11) Maximizing Efficiency under Changing Needs, (12) Impact of Subsystem on Larger System, (13) Dynamic System, (14) Maintaining the Level of Analysis, (15) Consumer Preferences, (16) Process in Housing Subsystem, (17) Model Complexity, (18) Criteria for Judging Performance of the System, etc. Major problem areas identified are integration of a subsystem, criteria used to judge a system, and establishment of the problem. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.