Nastawienia polskich respondentów wobec masowych badań socjologicznych
Attitudes of Polish Respondents Towards Mass Sociological Research
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Attitudes of respondents towards mass sociological research are treated here as an element of a "model" respondent. This model is made up of information competence, task comprehension and the motivation for supplying careful, frank and true answers. Attitudes towards the research are thus connected in particular with the last element of the above definition. In our view, the more positive is the respondent’s approach to the research, the better he will meet the conditions put to him by the researcher. The title of this paper is an epitome, since the concept of "attitudes towards mass sociological research" covers also the fact that respondents entertain definite convictions about sociology as a science, about its capacities and methods of application of its results, the relation between the disponents of power and the sociologists, etc. The attitudes of Polish respondents towards the mas sociological research are conditioned by a complex of frequently contradictory factors which are described in detail in this paper. We have put forward a thesis that even though he agrees to the interview, the Polish respondent seldom meets the requirements for the so-called model informant or respondent.
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