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ERIC Number: ED183178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 257
Abstractor: N/A
Report of the Conference on Development of User-Oriented Software (Alexandria, Virginia, November 8-10, 1977).
American Statistical Association, Washington, DC.
One of four projects conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) in cooperation with the Bureau of the Census, the conference explored the most important and fruitful research and development topics within the user-oriented software domain. Its objectives were to (1) develop recommendations on mechanisms to improve access to and use of machine-readable Census Bureau data; (2) identify software systems needed to assist the user community to more easily organize, tabulate, and present census data; (3) review possible additional means for user access to census data; (4) identify and recommend specific research and development activities that would lead to improvements in the access to and utilization of such data; and (5) develop specific recommendations to ASA for proceeding with an expansion of its program. This report summarizes each day's session, as well as discussions and recommendations of the conference groups and sub-groups. Appendices list the participants, provide background and bibliographic material, describe the conference agenda, contain the papers submitted, and offer a Census Bureau view of the activities discussed by the participants. (FM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Social Sciences.
Authoring Institution: American Statistical Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Figure 2, page 235, is not legible.