ERIC Number: ED435731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-3
Using the Curriculum Vita To Study the Career Paths of Scientists and Engineers: An Assessment.
Lane, Eliesh O'Neil; Dietz, James S.; Chompalov, Ivan; Bozeman, Barry; Park, Jongwon
The usefulness of the curriculum vita (CV) as a data source for examining the career paths of scientists and engineers was studied. CVs were obtained in response to an e-mail message sent to researchers working in the area of biotechnology who were funded by the National Science Foundation (55 responses) or listed as authors (industry only) in the "Science Citation Index" (19 responses). In addition, CVs were obtained passively from a search of the Internet (30 CVs). Methodological issues and problems of this data collection strategy are discussed, along with the results of an exploratory analysis. In sum, despite difficulties with coding and variation in CV formats, this collection strategy seems to hold much promise for examining career paths. An appendix describes a coding experiment performed to investigate ways to code CVs for data collection. A second appendix lists coding items that were not found to be reliable. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Orlando, FL, November 3-6, 1999).