Accession Number:

ADA270466

Title:

A Comparison of the Technical Communications Practices of Dutch U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists. Number 17

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1993-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

As part of Phase 4 of the NASADoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project, two studies were conducted that investigated the technical communications practices of Dutch and U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists. Both studies have the same seven 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 fifth, to determine the use and importance of computer and information technology to them sixth, to determine their use of electronic networks and seventh, to determine their use of foreign and domestically produced technical reports. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to aerospace engineers and scientists at the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, and NASA ames Research Center, and the NASA Langley Research Center. The completion rates for the Dutch and U.S. surveys were 55 and 61 percent, respectively. Responses of the Dutch and U.S. participants to selected questions are presented in this report.... Knowledge diffusion, Aerospace engineer and scientist, Communication practices

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE