ERIC Number: ED127080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Methodological Considerations in Researching Community Services in the Northeast. A Northeast Regional Community Services Study. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 836, September 1975.
Derr, Donn A., Ed.; And Others
Documenting several elements relative to regional research on community services in 10 northeastern states as experienced in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Regional Research Project NE-77 (1971), this monograph represents the NE-77 technical committee's effort to identify basic research issues re: the delivery of community services in rural areas. Data derived from primary and secondary sources constitute the basis for the 13 papers presented in this monograph. Papers are grouped and titled as follows: (1) Conceptual Framework ("On the Classification of Community Services"; "Differential Interpretations of Estimates Based on Time-Series and Cross-Sectional Data"; "An Approach to the Measurement of Service Quality"; "The Distribution of Income Transfers Resulting from the Pricing Structures of Subsidized Merit Goods"; "Linkages in a Community Services Delivery System Model"; "Voluntarism and Rural Community Services"; "Mix of Services at the Community Level"); (2) Methodological Considerations ("The Unit of Control"; "Site Selection Considerations for Regional Representation"; "The Provider Side of Community Services"; "The Consumer and the Human Service System"; "The Role of Case Study Approach in Community Services Research"); (3) Regional Research Considerations ("Users of Research Results and Sequencing of Events in Researching Community Services"). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Agricultural Experiment Station.