ERIC Number: ED022503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
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Scientific Information Exchange at an Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Convention.
Paisley, William J.; Parker, Edwin B.
This document describes a project in which individuals' responses to a convention as a means for acquiring scientific information were studied. Data were collected on questionnaires (a copy is appended) distributed to participants at the 1966 American Association for Public Opinion Research Convention. The researchers attempted to correlate the participants' characteristics such as place of work, rank, education, primary work activities, research interests, and other professional identification with information activities both outside of and at the convention. Information gathering at the convention was measured in several ways: (1) session attendance, (2) ways in which information was acquired, (3) intention to obtain some specific item of information, (4) item of acquired information thought to be most interesting and its source, and (5) item of acquired information thought to be most useful and its source. The appendices present the collected data in table form. Findings are compared with those from a similar project presented in the Reports of the American Pschological Association Project on Scientific Information in Psychology (Garvey and Griffith, 1963-65). (CC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Processing, Information Seeking, Information Sources
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 177 073, MF $.65, HC $3.00).
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.