The Jewish Student in America, Chapter Two: Method of the Present Study

By Lee Levinger

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, April 1937

The author details the methodology of the study of Jewish college students in 1934-35. He notes three fundamental choices of the study: to study facts rather than attitudes, to ask simple questions, and to conduct a threefold survey. Questions include primary questions (such as the number and location of Jewish students) and secondary questions (such as their family background and organizational activity). To gather data, the researcher contacted school registrars, faculty and students, and local Jewish professionals. As well, local Jewish organizations were consulted for cooperation and information.

Topic: College Organizations, Post-Secondary Education, University Organizations, Higher Education, Campus Organizations, Study, Students

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 6-10

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Levinger, Lee. The Jewish Student in America, Chapter Two: Method of the Present Study. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 6-10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4960


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