Part 1 Social science and computers: research advances in social sciences and computers, G. David Garson. Part 2 Public policy and computers: decision-aiding software for the social sciences, Stuart S. Nagel; an application of microcomputer decision analysis to human resource management, G. Stephen Taylor and J.P. Shim. Part 3 Legal implications of computing: managing freedom of information laws - a survey of state-level department, John S. Klemanski and Karen J. Maschke; international legal perspectives on issues in computer programmes/software protection - supply and uses, Marc-George Pufong. Part 4 Psychological implications of computing: the psychological effects of computers upon youth - a selective review, D. Patrick Zimmerman; attitudes toward computers in a purported personality assessment setting, Max R. Martin and Paul N. Dixon. Part 5 Organizational implications of computing: do professionals take advantage of technological innovations? - the case of computers, William R. O'Brien et al; the role of consultation networks in physicians utilization of a hospital information system, James G. Anderson et al. Part 6 Computers in government: the management foundation for information resources, Sharon Caudle; human resource management, computers and organization theory - a test of the Bozeman-Bretschneider model, G. David Garson. Part 7 Computers in social science data analysis: super-optimum solutions in public controversies, Suart S. Nagel; continuous audience response technology combined with survey methods in field research - a description and application, Michael S. Vasu et al. Part 8 Computer resources for social science research: statistical analysis and data graphics, Carl Gracton and Anne Permaloff; research guide to on-line systems for social science, Martha Swann and Thomas Steele.