Accession Number : ADA267581


Title :   Engineering Work and Information Use in Aerospace: Results of a Telephone Survey


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 ; White, Terry F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267581.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : A telephone survey of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists who were on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) mailing list was conducted between August 14-26, 1991. The survey was undertaken to obtain information on the daily work activities of aerospace engineers and scientists, to measure various practices used by aerospace engineers and scientists to obtain STI, and to ask aerospace engineers and scientists about their use of electronic networks. Coworkers were found important sources of information. Co-workers are used to obtain technical information because the information they have is relevant, not because co-workers are accessible. As technical uncertainty increases so does the need for information internal and external to the organization. Electronic networks enjoy widespread use within the aerospace community. These networks are accessible and they are used to contact people at remote sites. About 80% of the respondents used electronic mail, file transfer, and information or data retrieval related to commercial or in-house data bases.. .. Knowledge diffusion, Engineer, Information use, Technical uncertainty, Electronic Networks


Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY , *JOB ANALYSIS , ELECTRONICS , UNCERTAINTY , ORGANIZATIONS , NETWORKS , SITES , SURVEYS , SCIENTISTS , AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS , ELECTRONIC MAIL , WORK MEASUREMENT , INTERNAL , ENGINEERS , EXTERNAL , DIFFUSION , TRANSFER , TELEPHONE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Astronautics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE