Accession Number : ADA267572


Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 16. A Comparison of the Technical Communications Practices of Russian and U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E ; Kennedy, John M ; Barclay, Rebecca O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267572.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : As part of Phase 4 of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project, two studies were conducted that investigated the technical communications practices of Russian and U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists. Both studies have the same five objectives: first, to solicit the opinions of aerospace engineers and scientists regarding the importance of technical communications to their profession; second, to determine the use and production of technical communications by aerospace engineers and scientists; third, to seek their views about the appropriate content of an undergraduate course in technical communications: fourth. to determine aerospace engineers' and scientists' use of libraries. technical information centers. and on-line data bases; and fifth, to determine the use and importance of computer and information technology to them. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to aerospace engineers and scientists at the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), and NASA Ames Research Center, and the NASA Langley Research Center. The completion rates for the Russian and U.S. surveys were 64 and 61 percent, respectively. Responses of the Russian and U.S. participants to selected questions are presented in this report. Knowledge diffusion, Aerospace engineer and scientist, Communication practices.


Descriptors :   *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , *SURVEYS , *ENGINEERS , *SCIENTISTS , DATA BASES , USSR , COMPUTERS , RATES , LIBRARIES , TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS , QUESTIONNAIRES , DIFFUSION , RESPONSE , PHASE , COMPARISON , UNITED STATES , PRODUCTION


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE