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Schuman, Howard

Works: 96 works in 337 publications in 3 languages and 7,380 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Howard Schuman
Most widely held works by Howard Schuman
Racial attitudes in America : trends and interpretations by Howard Schuman( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the changes in American racial attitudes over the last 50 years. The book explores racial attitudes in principles of equality, government implementation of those principles and social distance, and deals with the impact of income, education and gender
Questions and answers in attitude surveys : experiments on question form, wording, and context by Howard Schuman( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Method and meaning in polls and surveys by Howard Schuman( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Howard Schuman is one of the premier scholars of social surveys. His expertise concerns the way questions about attitudes and beliefs are worded and the effects questions have on the answers people give. However, Method and Meaning in Polls and Surveys is less about the substance of wording effects and more about approaches to interpreting the respondent's world, and how surveys can make that world understandable - though often in ways not anticipated by the researcher." "The book will be of interest to social scientists, to survey researchers in academia and polling, and to all those concerned with the profound influence of surveys in society."--Jacket
Black racial attitudes : trends and complexities by Howard Schuman( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slogan "study the victimizers, not the victims," can too easily become an excuse for substituting the ideologies and preconceptions of white and black intellectuals for the often different reality revealed by empirical research. This monograph tries to present a modest but complex set of data gathered using attitude sample survey methods, and to do so within a relatively objective framework of analysis and reporting. The main final comparison samples were representative of Detroit black heads and wives of heads of house, ages 21-69 inclusive, at each of three points in time. The first set of data is drawn from interviews with 2,809 black respondents, ages 16-69, in Detroit and 14 other American cities. These interviews were carried out between January 6 and March 31 of 1968. a second independent survey of black attitudes was carried out in Detroit by the Detroit Area Study April 24-July 31 of 1968. It included six questions from the first study. Because the assassination of Martin Luther King occurred during the three weeks between the completion of the first study and the beginning of the second, a comparison of responses to the six repeated questions permits assessment of the immediate effect of the assassination on attitudes of the Detroit black adult population. The third survey, also a Detroit area study, was carried out in 1971, April 15-September 26. (Author/JM)
Social change in a metropolitan community by Otis Dudley Duncan( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations at random: survey research as interviewers see it by Jean M Converse( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial attitudes in fifteen American cities by Angus Campbell( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores attitudes and perceptions related to urban problems and race relations in 15 northern cities. Seeks to define the social and psychological characteristics and apirations of the black and white urban populations
Generations and collective memory by Amy Corning( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When discussing large social trends or experiences, we tend to group people into generations. But what does it mean to be part of a generation, and what gives that group meaning and coherence? It's collective memory, say Amy Corning and Howard Schuman, and in Generations and Collective Memory, they draw on an impressive range of research to show how generations share memories of formative experiences, and how understanding the way those memories form and change can help us understand society and history. Their key finding-built on historical research and interviews in the United States and seven other countries (including China, Japan, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Israel, and Ukraine)-is that our most powerful generational memories are of shared experiences in adolescence and early adulthood, like the 1963 Kennedy assassination for those born in the 1950s or the fall of the Berlin Wall for young people in 1989. But there are exceptions to that rule, and they're significant: Corning and Schuman find that epochal events in a country, like revolutions, override the expected effects of age, affecting citizens of all ages with a similar power and lasting intensity. The picture Corning and Schuman paint of collective memory and its formation is fascinating on its face, but it also offers intriguing new ways to think about the rise and fall of historical reputations and attitudes toward political issues. -- Provided by publisher
Making it abroad : the international job hunting guide by Howard Schuman( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic development and individual change; a social-psychological study of the comilla experiment in Pakistan by Howard Schuman( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of city on racial attitudes by Howard Schuman( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful people by Jasmin Dizdar( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful people with everyday lives. A funny adventure that will charm your heart
Selling Hitler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of one of the lost diaries of Adolf Hitler, and how they turned out to be fake. Includes five episodes and background on the aftermath of the Hitler Diaries
Experiments in Question Wording, Form and Context in Attitude Surveys, 1971-1980 by Howard Schuman( )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data from over 200 experiments conducted in 34 different surveys are supplied in this collection. The experiments were designed to evaluate systematically the effects of question form, wording, and context. Experimental questions were constructed to explore the following topics: open vs. closed questions, "don't know" responses, response order, unbalanced questions vs. balancing attempts, agree-disagree items, attitude strength, attitude crystallization, tone of wording, question content, and question order
Detroit Area Study, 1976: A Study of Metropolitan and Neighborhood Problems by Reynolds Farley( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey was concerned with respondents' opinions of their neighborhoods, public policy issues, and racial issues. Housing discrimination, Black/white racial attitudes, and busing to achieve school integration were among the issues surveyed. Information was also collected on respondents' employment status and reasons for moving from or staying in their neighborhoods
Historical Analogies, Generational Effects, and Attitudes Toward War in the United States, October 1990-February 1991 by Howard Schuman( )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection explores the attitudes of different generations of Americans toward war. Questions pertained to respondents' views of the Cold War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. Respondents were also asked for their opinions of Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler, and for their views regarding President George Bush's declaration that force was necessary to make Iraq withdraw completely from Kuwait. A portion of the interviews were conducted before the Persian Gulf War (up to and including January 15), some were conducted during the War (January 17 and later), and others the day the bombing started (January 16). Questions were also asked about the respondent's educational background, month and year of birth, race or ethnic origin, and sex
Racial Attitudes in Fifteen American Cities, 1968 by Angus Campbell( )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores attitudes and perceptions related to urban problems and race relations in 15 northern cities of the United States (Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Gary, Milwaukee, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Washington, DC). More specifically, it seeks to define the social and psychological characteristics and aspirations of the Black and white urban populations. Samples of Blacks and whites were selected in each of the cities in early 1968. The study employed two questionnaire forms, one for whites and one for Blacks, and two corresponding fichiers were generated. Attitudinal questions asked of the white and Black respondents measured their satisfaction with community services, their feelings about the effectiveness of government in solving urban problems, and their experience with police abuse. Additional questions about the respondent's familiarity with and participation in antipoverty programs were included. Other questions centered on the respondent's opinions about the 1967 riots: the main causes, the purpose, the major participating classes, and the effect of the riots on the Black cause. Respondents' interracial relationships, their attitudes toward integration, and their perceptions of the hostility between the races were also investigated. White respondents were asked about their opinions on the use of governmental intervention as a solution for various problems of the Blacks, such as substandard schools, unemployment, and unfair housing practices. Respondent's reactions to nonviolent and violent protests by Blacks, their acceptance of counter-rioting by whites and their ideas concerning possible governmental action to prevent further rioting were elicited. Inquiries were made as to whether or not the respondent had given money to support or hinder the Black cause. Other items in ... Cf.:
Intersection of Personal and National History, 1985 : [United States] by Howard Schuman( )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data explore the ways in which national and world events occurring over the past 50 years have affected respondents' lives and the lives of their families. A representative sample of Americans was queried about memories of important people, war-related issues including lessons learned from the Vietnam War, civil rights, and economic issues
Collective Memory in Lithuania, 1989 by Howard Schuman( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data are part of a larger survey conducted by the Public Opinion Research Center of the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology, and Law, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Those surveyed were asked to answer two open-ended questions, previously used in the United States in 1985 (INTERSECTION OF PERSONAL AND NATIONAL HISTORY, 1985: [UNITED STATES] [ICPSR 9257]), that elicited responses on which national and world events or changes occurring during the past 60 years were especially important to the respondent. Respondents whose mother tongue was Lithuanian were given the questionnaire in the Lithuanian language. Others, mainly Russians, were given the questionnaire in Russian. Demographic data include ethnic identity, age, education, and gender
Detroit Area Study, 1971: Social Problems and Social Change in Detroit by Otis Dudley Duncan( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study was conducted during the spring and summer of 1971. The aim of the 1971 Detroit Area Study was to gather information on social change in the Detroit area by replicating items from nine earlier Detroit Area Studies that were conducted in 1953-1959, 1968, and 1969. The criteria used for selecting the question items were that they: (1) not be dated by wording or subject matter, (2) be relevant to some problem of current public concern or a continuing issue of sociological theory, and (3) be of the type that would be manageable in a long interview on diverse subjects. The questions chosen to be included in the 1971 Detroit Area Study examined issues such as values in marriage, ideal number of children, satisfaction of wives with marriage, decision-making and division of labor within a marriage, attitudes toward women and work, child-rearing, social participation, religious participation and beliefs, moral and job values, political orientation and participation, evaluation of various institutions, and racial attitudes. In addition to the items replicated from the previous studies, respondents' attitudes toward the United States sending troops to Vietnam were explored. Background variables established respondents' age, sex, race, educational level, marital status, occupation, class identification, and relationship to head of household. Demographic information was also collected on the respondent's spouse and parents ... Cf.:
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