ERIC Number: ED148318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Study of the Future: An Agenda for Research.
Boucher, Wayne I., Ed.
This collection of 18 papers is concerned with the beliefs, methods, practices, and results associated with the type of forecasting which has become known in the last 10 to 15 years as "futures research." Topics discussed include: (1) forecasting methodology; (2) the validity of forecasting systems; (3) unforeseen developments; (4) forecasting in political science, sociology, technology, and economics; (5) normative forecasting; (6) forecasting for decisionmaking and policymaking; (7) professional issues in forecasting research; and (8) the future of futures research. Results of a survey of current forecasting efforts and a bibliography are appended. (Author/STS)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Futures (of Society), Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, State of the Art Reviews
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 038-000-00327-5)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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