Accession Number : AD0711762

Title :   A PROTOTYPE OFFICE OF HUMAN STATISTICS: CONTEXT, STRATEGY, AND RECOMMENDATIONS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brewer,Garry D.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Past experience, particularly in political-organizational matters, has indicated some weaknesses of local governments, along with their well-known resistance and hostility to innovation of any variety, and the extent of local information deficiency. The document outlines a single prototype to be established as an independent entity within a single SMSA. Its purpose is to be complementary to Federal programs although less ambitions as to scope and number of sites and more ambitious as to duration, flexibility, and commitment to experimentation as a method of social problem solving. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIOMETRICS, STATISTICAL DATA), (*ORGANIZATIONS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), COLLECTING METHODS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE