ERIC Number: ED062509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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A Taxonomy of Marine Technicians and Technologists and the Implications for Training Them.
Gordon, Kennith Glenn
This 3-phase study was conducted to: (1) ascertain the essential education, training, and classification characteristics of marine technicians and technologists, (2) suggest their implications to educators, oceanographers, and labor administrators, and (3) develop a taxonomical schema for classifying these personnel. The methodology included direct observations at sea, extensive interviews with scientists, technicians and technical educators, and the testing of two hypotheses. Statistical tests included the Pearson r for determining the significance of correlation among marine scientists and oceanographers as to how they classified marine technical personnel, and the Sign test on selected personnel characteristics. A 5-level hierarchy was described for marine technical personnel. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Classification, Employment Qualifications, Job Training, Labor Needs, Marine Technicians, Program Development
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 199 665, MF $.95; see catalog for hardcopy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Edward Ball Marine Lab.