ERIC Number: ED118089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Television and Human Behavior: A Guide to the Pertinent Scientific Literature.
Comstock, George; Fisher, Marilyn
A broad search of the scientifically relevant literature on television and human behavior began in the fall of 1973 and extended over a year; the search concentrated on the literature since 1960, although it attempted to include all significant earlier works. In addition, special emphasis was placed on obtaining very recent, hard to locate, and infrequently referenced items, including various Congressional hearings, the reports of various national commissions and special committees, and noteworthy journalism synthesizing or commenting on the scientific literature. The more than 2,000 items located are first presented in a "master bibliography," and each is described by key words in terms of topics and in the case of empirical work, methodology. The master bibliography is followed by 11 specialized bibliographies. The first 10 of these specialized bibliographies deal with substantive topics. The eleventh collates current items, defined as citations bearing 1974 or 1975 dates or labeled "in press." The 10 substantive specialized bibliographies represent the topics in terms of which the literature is analyzed for the larger evaluation, for which the bibliography was compiled. They are defined and discussed in the introduction, where other procedural details and various symbols and terms are also explained. (Author/HB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Human Development, Literature Reviews, Media Research, Research Methodology, Research Problems, State of the Art Reviews, Surveys, Television, Television Research, Trend Analysis
The Rand Corporation, Publications Department, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For related documents see IR 002 918 and 919