ERIC Number: ED084150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Science Indicators, 1972.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.
In this report the National Science Board presents the first results from a newly initiated effort to develop indicators of the state of the scientific enterprise in the Unite States. The ultimate goal of this effort is a set of indices which will reveal the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. science and technology, in terms of the capacity and performance of the enterprise in contributing to national objectives. Indicators in this report deal with facets of the entire scientific endeavor, as well as certain aspects of technology. They range from measures of basic research activity and industrial research and development, through indices of scientific and engineering personnel and institutional capabilities, to indicators of productivity and the U.S. balance of trade in high-technology products. In addition to graphically presenting the indicators, the report also provides results from opinion and attitude surveys of topics related to the state of science. The first of these is a Delphi survey of the judgments and opinions of a wide cross-section of the scientific and technological community, and the second surveys the attitudes of the public toward science and technology. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Attitudes, Data Collection, Research, Resources, Sciences, Scientific Personnel, Technology
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.