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
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.