The Role of Research in Jewish Communal Service: Expanding the Concept


Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher: Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Edward Kagen

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Academic Research; Communal Organization

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Research can be a valuable tool in maximizing the effectiveness of services offered by the Jewish community. Because there is no single research paradigm, the challenge is to understand the various options and to determine which model would be most appropriate for a particular purpose. Three aspects of research — program evaluation, secondary data analysis, and literature review —have great utility for Jewish communal service.