1987-10-01, English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: White elephants. (useless demographic surveys) Riche, Martha Farnsworth

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  • Magazine/​Journal article
Published
  • Crain Communications, Inc., 1987 Oct
Language
  • English

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Title
  • White elephants. (useless demographic surveys)
Also Titled
  • White elephants.
Appears In
  • American Demographics, v9, no.n10, 1987 Oct, p8(1) (ISSN: 0163-4089)
Author
  • Riche, Martha Farnsworth
Published
  • Crain Communications, Inc., 1987 Oct
Physical Description
  • Magazine/​Journal article
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Target Audience
  • Trade
Summary
  • A great many statistical surveys are 'white elephants'; these surveys answer questions that no one is asking. In the private sector, many surveys go without for sponsors because the surveys are so comprehensive: no one wants to pay for a study that other people will use for free. Government surveys are often white elephants because, while they may seem logical from the producer's point of view, they are not created out of demand. Another characteristic of the white elephant survey is that it is expensive, especially in the case of time-use studies. Many reports may give interesting results, but the data is not in a well-organized or concise form, or applicable to real problems.
Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale Expanded Academic
Identifier
  • 5247751

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