ERIC Number: ED055860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Sophistication Factor in Science Expenditure, Science Policy Studies No. 1.
Cohen, A. V.; Ivins, L. N.
The budgets of several English research laboratories for at least eight consecutive years were examined to obtain an estimate of the rate of change of cost per scientist. Trends were considered separately for wages, buildings and equipment. The largest real-price growth rates per scientist were in major equipment costs, with increases of up to 20 percent per annum in some laboratories. Residual growth rates per scientist, after allowing for the effects of inflation, are referred to as "sophistication factors," although it is recognized that these residual effects may arise from other factors, such as a redeployment of research effort, in addition to increasing sophistication of the research. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Costs, Equipment, Financial Support, Research and Development Centers, Researchers, Science Facilities, Scientific Research
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, P. O. Box 569, London SE1, England
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).