ERIC Number: ED192805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Information Equity Issues in Education: The ERIC Data Base Coverage for Five Groups.
Hood, Paul D.
One of a series of the EDSP (Educational Dissemination Studies Program) interrelated studies, this report describes the content of the ERIC database for five equity groups including the physically and mentally handicapped, Blacks, Hispanics, and women; and addresses the question of how much can be learned if the analysis is confined to examination of citations and abstracts rather than the literature itself. Although questions of adequacy or relevance are not addressed, the study does provide much detail regarding the structural characteristics of the ERIC journal and document literature. Posting data for CIJE and RIE are examined for each of the five equity groups within topical areas of attitudes, employment, counseling, and curriculum. Each of the 20 resulting combinations is analyzed in terms of publication data classifications and comparisons are made based on content analyses among the five equity groups. RIE data are also examined in terms of cross classification of content dimensions. The study establishes significant relationships among the various dimensions and concludes that literature posted to each of the five groups is significantly different in most of the content categories. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.