ERIC Number: ED121269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
The Effective Use of Scientific and Technical Information in Industrial and Non-Profit Settings: Explorations through Experimental Interventions in On-Going R & D Activities. Progress Report No. 2.
This is a second report of a study of the use of scientific and technical information in industrial and nonprofit settings. It focuses on mapping the information-communication behavior of the engineering division of the Southwest Research Institute. Data include questionnaires, library records, travel records, telephone records, and contractual information. Categorization of levels of technical information potential shows the need for better description and differentiation of different kinds of high value information-communication behavior. Experimental changes in Southwest Research Institute operations are planned to study further the structure of information-communication behavior. (CH)
Descriptors: Classification, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Information Dissemination, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Information Theory, Institutional Research, Intervention, Job Analysis, Organizational Communication, Research and Development Centers, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Coll. of Business Administration.