Accession Number:

ADA037301

Title:

Software Data Collection Study. Proceedings of the Data Collection Problem Conference.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jun 75-Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A conference was held in December 1975 to discuss the problems of software data collection. Participants were SDC contract personnel associated with one of three software data repositories and the military, civil service, and contract personnel owning or managing these repositories. The repositories included the proposed RADC Software Data Repository, the Space and Missiles Systems Organizations Satellite Control Facility Computer Program Development Library, and the Army Ballistic Missiles Divisions Advanced Technology Center Quantitative Data Base. Each repository presented its objectives and described the data collection problems they have encountered. A general discussion of data collection problems ensued, centering around standardization, the reluctance to release sensitive data, and the bias and subjectivity of project reports. No real solutions to the problems were forthcoming but participants left the conference with a better appreciation of the problem. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE