ERIC Number: ED117234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Studying the Local Community: A Community Survey and Ethnic Mapping Procedure.
Thompson, Bryan; Agocs, Carol
The purpose of this paper is to outline a rationale and procedure for surveying and mapping the ethnic composition and community characteristics for local units both in the City of Detroit and neighboring suburbs. Both educational and practical benefits are claimed for this project. Data will be collected for a small section of the city. Generally such data are not available in published reports since data collection units usually are not at such a fine scale. The nature of the data it is proposed here to collect differs from that available in the census and most other published reports. The ethnic map of local areas will be of value, it is argued, since it will not only portray the ethnic make-up of the area but also will show the degree to which spatial clustering has been maintained. The monograph is divided into five sections. The first is an outline of the rationale for conducting a community survey. The second, a theory section, focuses on ethnicity, neighborhood, and community. The third section outlines methodological considerations for mapping and surveying a community. Suggestions for ethnic research projects in the Detroit area are then discussed. Finally, a sources section follows, with references and information related to Detroit ethnic bibliography sampling, questionnaire design and interviewing technique, and data and agency sources. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, Detroit.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit)