ERIC Number: ED111065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Obtaining Citizen Feedback: The Application of Citizen Surveys to Local Governments.
Webb, Kenneth; Hatry, Harry P.
This report explores the potential value to city and county governments of citizen surveys, particularly those undertaken on a regular annual basis. The report is based mainly on an examination of the Dayton Public Opinion Center, on published literature dealing with survey sampling, and on Urban Institute experiences with the use of local citizen surveys in various projects. Separate chapters of the report discusses the various uses of citizen surveys, dangers in conducting citizen surveys, survey procedures, costs and funding sources for surveys, organizational options for conducting surveys, and the author's conclusions and recommendations. Four examples of survey questionnaires are included in the appendix, and a selected bibliography of relevant publications is presented. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Government Role, Local Government, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Surveys
Publications Office, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20037 (Order No. URI-18000, $1.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.