Cover: Two Analytical Aids for Use with the Rand Interviews

Two Analytical Aids for Use with the Rand Interviews

Published 1967

by Frank H. Denton


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A description of two analytical aids that have been developed for users of the RAND interviews with former Viet Cong: a code system for converting interview data into a form suitable for statistical analysis, and an index to aid in the retrieval of information from the original interviews. The Rand interview file as of January 1967 contains over 1000 interviews with former Viet Cong. These interviews constitute a database of 35,000 pages covering a multitude of aspects of the war in Vietnam. As an aid to analysis of trends and relationships in the data, certain interview responses have been converted into closed numerical form. In the index, all responses relevant to a given topic are arranged by interview and question to assist the analyst in retrieving original material relating to 97 topics.

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