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ERIC Number: ED290635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Science and Technology Data Book, 1988.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Designed to provide easy access to information pertaining to science and technology, this data book provides indicators on: (1) funding for research and development; (2) human resources utilization and supply; and (3) international science and technology efforts. Graphs and charts are used to note research and development efforts from a nationwide perspective, with expenditures from federal, industrial, and academic sources illustrated. Comparative graphs on human resources provide data on employed scientists and engineers, employed doctorates, women in science and technology, racial minorities, and school retention rates. In addition, assessments of the supply of professionals in science and technology are presented by type and number of degrees awarded, and fulltime graduate students currently enrolled. Several international science and technology indicators are outlined, such as ratios of research and development to gross national product (by country), United States patents granted to United States and foreign inventors, data on United States trade balances in high technology, and United States scientific and technical publications as compared to world publications. Three pages list other Science Resources publications. (CW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.