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ERIC Number: ED122848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Telecommunications Policy Research (Airlie, Virginia, April 21-24, 1976)