ERIC Number: ED200367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-23
Documentation and Information in Youth Research.
Mayer, Rudolf A. M.
International information dissemination in the field of interdisciplinary youth research is necessary to exchange research results and to stimulate the production of new information. Interest in information regarding theories, methods, and empirical results has resulted in development of international exchange mechanisms, but information about application-oriented youth research has not yet been transferred, due to the relationship of application-related research to its specific social context, the close connection between application-related research and intervention research, the results of which are generally not made public, and the need for further evaluation of the applicability of results before use. A possible model for international information dissemination begins with a geographical subdivision of the world into regions and speech areas, based on a 1976 United Nations enquiry. Within each region, an institution of youth research is designated as a regional information and documentation centre for youth research. Each regional centre would organize a net of correspondents involved in youth research, to supply it with information. Regional centres and a central coordination centre would handle information exchanges regarding research institutions, specific research of individuals and teams, research projects, and materials and publications from those projects. A semi-annual bulletin from the central agency would report the status of current research projects. (SB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the "Youth Sociology" Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (Fredeburg, Federal Republic of Germany, March 23-27, 1981). Best copy available.