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Survey Says ... Black Colleges Need To Complete National Surveys by ProQuest

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There are myriad questions that go unanswered by researchers, policymakers, and Black college administrators themselves that could easily be addressed if Black colleges would participate more fully in national surveys. A well-known example of the misuse of research data took place in 1967 when two Harvard sociologists, Christopher Jencks and David Riesman, conducted interviews with a few Black college administrators and used these interviews to make vast generalizations about Black colleges as a whole, labeling them "academic disaster areas."

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