ERIC Number: ED405205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Academic Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994.
Arena, Carolyn B.
The National Survey of Academic Research Instruments and Instrumentation Needs is a congressionally mandated program that collects data concerning scientific research instruments and the academic departments and facilities in which they are located. This report analyzes overall instrumentation issues and trends in all the fields covered by the survey, which include agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, physics/astronomy, and engineering. Sections are divided into Annual Expenditures for Research Instrumentation and Special Analyses of Expenditures Data, An Assessment of Needs for Academic Research Instrumentation, and Technical Notes. Appendices contain detailed tables, sampled institutions, fields and subfields used in the national survey, and a copy of the department/facility questionnaire. (JRH)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Research, Expenditures, Higher Education, Instrumentation, Needs Assessment, Physics, Questionnaires, Scientific Research
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.