ERIC Number: ED163115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-27
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Minority Participation in Research and Development through Survey Research Methodology.
Braithwaite, Ronald L.
In this paper it is suggested that current research methods are of questionable validity as they pertain to minorities, but that this problem may be solved by encouraging more minority input into the conceptualization, organization, and implementation of surveys that affect them. All phases of survey research are discussed in detail. Planning objectives, hypothesizing, and writing up a problem statement are explained. Methods of designing the sample and the instrument in a way which will obtain the desired information without excluding certain subpopulations are outlined. Data collection and analysis procedures are explained in light of quality control factors and possible researcher biases. A few guidelines for report writing and investigator responsibility are outlined. (WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Pre-Session (Toronto, Canada, March 26-27, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to reproduction quality of the original document