ERIC Number: ED220473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Criteria in Research and the Study of Racism: Performing the Jackal Function (Final Report).
Hilliard, Asa G.; And Others
This report describes the methodology and results of a study of racist attitudes and behaviors. The introduction provides the background and states difficulties due to funding and time constraints. Research and data collection procedures are delineated in the second section. In section 3, results are presented in tabular form, and intercoder reliability is discussed. Findings are interpreted in section 4, including differences between the two coders, discrepancies between quantitative and qualitative findings, and qualitative analysis performed by a multidisciplinary team of consultants. Limitations of the study and recommendations are given in section 5. Limitations include the complexity of measuring and defining racist behaviors quantitatively, the complexity of developing accurate quantitative and qualitative assessment methods, inadequate funds and staffing, and voluntary subject selection. Recommendations suggest holistic research approaches that integrate long term and diverse quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the refinement of the legitimation model. Appendixes provide supportive documentation about the workshop and the research project, as well as copies of the attitude survey, a survey on historical facts, evaluation form, and coding procedures. Also appended are narrative reports written by the four consultants analyzing the group discussions. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Organizational Effectiveness Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst. for Human Services, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
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