DOD USER-NEEDS STUDY, PHASE 2. FLOW OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION WITHIN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY. VOLUME 3. (A). FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS AND CORRELATION; (B). RELATIONSHIP AND COMPARISON
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The Department of Defense DOD conducted a two-phase study to determine how scientists and engineers in government and industrial research, development, and production activities acquire information for performing work assignments on DOD programs. Phase II of the study investigated the nations defense industry to determine its information needs and the flow of scientific and technical information flow process inherent in satisfying those needs. It is based on a representative sample of 1500 individuals from approximately 120, 000 scientists, engineers, and technical personnel in 83 organizations in the defense industry. Sixty-three questions were asked them regarding the user of scientific and technical information, his scientific or technical task, his utilization of information centers and services and the search and acquisition process. The analysis included compilation of frequency distributions for answers to questions and pairs of questions. In addition the qualitative data were transformed into numerical form, and models were specified for relationships among elements of the flow process. The models are estimated from the data, by means of regression analysis, to yield significant relationships and factors within the flow process. Volume 3. presents the reduced data, in the form of frequency distributions and models for relationships among elements of the flow process.
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