1st Edition

Rural Data, People, And Policy
Information Systems For The 21st Century

ISBN 9780367301729
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

This volume paints a critical view of the state of rural data systems in America with a collection of contributions leading scholars in the social sciences arena. It places an important wake-up call social scientists engaged in rural research, alerting them to the problems of existing data systems.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- The Politics of Data -- Rural Data Needs: The Comparative Advantage of University Research -- The Politics of Information -- Rural Data Needs in Rapidly Changing Times -- Data for Rural Information Systems -- Multiple-Level Data Sets -- Longitudinal Data Sets for Rural Poverty Research -- Rural Family Studies: Multiple Wave, Multiple Indicator Data -- Sampling Frames for Rural Household Surveys -- Qualitative Insights to Enhance National Information Systems -- Technologies for Rural Information Systems -- Surveys and Rural Data Needs -- New Social Science Research Technologies -- Geographic Information Systems and Rural Data -- Epilogue

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