ERIC Number: ED124982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Experiments in Community Consensus-Building: A Coorientational Analysis.
Meiller, Larry R.; Broom, Glen M.
This systems theory study dealt with communication in community consensus building. Elected officials, community leaders, and a sample of citizens in three rural Wisconsin communities were interviewed about community problems. One community served as a control group; the other two communities received feedback reports based on the survey results. Respondents in one community received reports on how they rated ten problem categories and how members in each group predicted the other groups would rate the problems. Specific problem situations which respondents mentioned for the categories were not reported. The second community received detailed reports of the specific problems mentioned, without indication of how each of the groups rated the categories. Findings included increased information sharing, greater agreement, and greater accuracy in the latter community. Greater awareness of community problems and greater importance attributed to problems were exhibited in both communities. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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