ERIC Number: ED244789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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A Guide to NSF Science/Engineering Resources Data.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Scientific, Technological and International Affairs.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Science Resources Services designs and conducts surveys related to, and supports other data collection activities dealing with, science resources. The data from these surveys and data collection efforts are used by NSF and others to analyze various research and development (R&D) funding and scientific and technical labor market issues. This document, a guide to the recurring portions of these databases, provides information on survey scope, sample size, pertinent variables, and survey instrument (copy included where appropriate). Surveys described are presented in three sections. They are: (1) scientific and technical resources--experienced scientists and engineers, doctoral recipients, federally employed scientists and engineers, scientific and technical personnel employed at universities and colleges, recent science and engineering graduates, doctorate records file, survey of graduate science and engineering students and postdoctorates, and foreign scientists and engineers; (2) science and technology funding resources--federal funds for R&D; industrial R&D; federal support to universities, colleges, and selected nonprofit institutions; and scientific and engineering expenditures at universities and colleges; and (3) science and technology inputs and outputs--science indicators literature database and counts of patents applied for and granted in the United States. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Scientific, Technological and International Affairs.