ERIC Number: ED122848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Support of Communications Policy Research.
Homet, Roland S., Jr.
There are three reasons to suspect the integrity of research that purports to validate policy decisions in the field of telecommunications: 1) the accuracy of measurement of input and output variables is dubious; 2) the adversary style of decision-making that dominates the field of telecommunications encourages researchers to arrive at only those conclusions which support the arguments of their employers; and 3) much research is openly sponsored by organizations that have a heavy stake in the results. Since policymakers must rely on research findings, it is important that they develop a healthy sense of skepticism and rely only on long-term research efforts. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Telecommunications Policy Research (Airlie, Virginia, April 21-24, 1976)