The author explores both the value and the limitations of research as a tool for Jewish communal agencies, pointing out connections and opportunities which are often neglected, and attempting to correct common mistaken assumptions. He discusses the cultural context which venerates and is pervaded by science; the critical relationship between research and planning; the differences between facts (what is) and needs (what should be); the differences between determining facts and determining priorities; moving from priorities to objectives; the roles of research specialist and of Federation executive; and use of available resources.
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Miller, Charles. Research in the Intermediate Community: Its Role and Uses. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1966: