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ERIC Number: ED167154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Publicly-Available Numeric Data Base Systems Useful in Social Planning and Policy-Making: A General Discussion and a Case Study.
Autrey, Pam
In an effort to try to better understand the emerging needs of modern society and to derive more meaningful solutions to address these needs, social planners have begun to depend more and more heavily on the accumulation and analysis of social data, and social data base systems have experienced a tremendous growth in this country during the last two decades. The data generated from these systems have been used not only in social needs assessment and planning efforts, but also for purposes of evaluation, advocacy, and public relations. This paper focuses on computer readable data base systems available for remote access, which contain social, demographic or economic numeric, or numeric textual data together. Only on-going, non-archival systems in the United States are covered. The Family and Child Statistics information system, which was developed through the Texas Department of Community Affairs, Early Childhood Development Division, is described as an example of a social numeric data base. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Note: Paper prepared for a Library Science Course at the University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School of Library Science