Accession Number:

ADA022300

Title:

DDC 10 Year Requirements and Planning Study. Survey Plan

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AUERBACH ASSOCIATES INC PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date:

1975-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

249.0

Abstract:

A plan is presented to survey a representative sample of DDCs user population to provide significant input to the contractors recommendations for facilitating the transfer of DoD S and TI for the 1978-1988 period. The survey will determine the use of, needs for, and views regarding the adequacy of both current and future DDC information products and services. The survey utilized telephone interview techniques to a randomly selected sample of approximately 700 support, management, and bench level individuals engaged in Defense research, development, test, and evaluation RDT and E activities. Twenty five organizations from each of four DDC user organization categories were drawn randomly from the DoD Dissemination Authority List DAL. The four categories are DoD Key Users, DoD Non-Key Users, Contractor Key Users, Contractor Non-Key Users. Te survey strategy combined the advantages and economy of mailing and the insurability of response was provided by telephone contact. The mailed package included a set of cards which listed acceptable responses for questions. In this way questions asked over the telephone could be anwered as multiple choice. The cards containing the choices were not identifiable in terms of the questions prior to the telephone interview to preclude discussion with colleagues or research for answers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE