Evaluation of Intergovernmental Communication: Statistical Baseline Analysis.

by Harold Sackman


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A follow-on statistical analysis of the reliability and validity of a questionnaire on intergovernmental communication originally administered to 648 respondents in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. Phase I of this study was concerned with the development, administration, and preliminary interpretation of a survey questionnaire prepared for the Metropolitan Regional Council. The present Phase II effort is a quantitative appraisal of the method and findings of the survey instrument as a baseline for the final Phase III evaluation studies. These studies are concerned with the effectiveness of the prototype two-way TV system for teleconferencing in the tri-state metropolitan region. Measures of item reliability and exploratory hypothesis testing via factor analyses demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity of this instrument for baseline intergovernmental communication patterns. 105 pp. Ref.

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