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

Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 2.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback86 pages $30.00

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.

This report is part of the RAND research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of RAND from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.