Proceedings of a Symposium on Personal Integrity and the Need for Data in the Social Sciences


Editorial Preface

The papers which form the present volume are the proceedings of the symposium "Personal Integrity and the Need for Data in the Social Sciences" held on March 15-17, 1976 at Hässelby Slott, Stockholm under the auspices of the Swedish Council for Social Science Research.

The participants in the symposium, as may be seen in part from the roster of people who presented papers and participated in discussions, brought widely varying perspectives to the theme of the symposium: attendants included representatives of various academic disciplines, especially the social sciences, and members of government statistics offices and of the Swedish Data Inspection Board. This variety naturally stimulated much interesting and enlightening discussion which, we believe, both brought about a better understanding of the different viewpoints presented and raised new questions of interest for future research.

The present proceedings reflect - except for the last day's discussion from the floor - the program of the symposium. We are grateful for the cooperation of the authors and discussants in preparing their contributions for the press, and we wish to thank Sten Bergman, New Haven, Connecticut and Anna Landberg, Uppsala for translating several manuscripts into English, Katrina H. Avery, Providence, Rhode Island, for editorial work on some of the manuscripts, and Wera Nyrén and Gudrun Dahlberg, Stockholm for editing and typing the volume for reproduction.

Launching a symposium such as this is a major managerial challenge. We want to express our gratitude to Olivier Guilbaud, Stockholm for his untiring efforts in this, and also for his assistance in producing this volume.

Finally, we want to thank the Swedish Council for Social Science Research for providing the funds for the symposium and for these proceedings.

September 30, 1976

Tore Dalenius
Providence, R.I.

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