ERIC Number: ED170108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Reviews of Data on Science Resources, No. 31, May 1978. A Comparison of National Industrial R&D Estimates with Actual NSF/Census Data.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) publishes information on R&D expenditures by American industry based on data collected by the Bureau of the Census. Other organizations publish data on the same issue collected by surveys or derived from secondary sources. Differences exist between these two data. In an effort to understand the reasons underlying the differences, the paper compares the data published by these organizations with the NSF/Census data, concerning R&D expenditure in U.S. industry. The paper describes in detail each of the various sources of industrial R&D data and includes tables to show relative differences between their data and NSF/Census data. A description of the NSF/Census survey is also included. (GA)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Development, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Reports, Science Education, Scientific Research, Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 038-000-00368-2; $0.80)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.