ERIC Number: ED032893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Information Processing, Personnel Survey, 1968.
Nehama, Isaac D.; Davis, Malcolm R.
The principal objectives of the survey were: (1) to obtain data characterizing the professional make-up of the members of the participating societies. The data was to be descriptive of professional categories, activities and other factors of employment in the field of information processing and (2) to make the results of the survey available to members and the general public through the media of the participating societies. The questions used in the survey fell into 5 major categories: (1) personal data, (2) education, (3) employment, (4) professional activities, and (5) salary and income. Data were acquired by questionnaires sent from seven professional societies to their members; data summaries were presented in tabular and graphic form. Among the 29,826 respondents, 19% were in the 25-20 yr. age range, 22% in the 30-34 yr. range, and 20% in the 35-39 yr. range; 87% of the respondents were male. The respondents included 7.5% Ph.D.'s, 24% M.S.'s, and 37% Bachelor's Degree holders. The predominant discipline among degree holders at all levels was engineering; mathematics was second, and physical sciences third. The predominant occupational specialty was programming. The predominant areas of application of users were scientific and engineering, and business and administration. An extensive analysis was also included in the report. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Information Science, Organizations (Groups), Personnel Data, Professional Personnel, Statistical Data
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 688 937, MF $0.65, HC $3.00).
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Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.