ERIC Number: ED138443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics on Science and Technology in Latin America, Experience with UNESCO Pilot Projects, 1972-1974.
This report examines four UNESCO pilot projects undertaken in 1972 in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay to study the methods used for national statistical surveys of science and technology. The projects specifically addressed the problems of comparing statistics gathered by different methods in different countries. Surveys carried out in Latin American countries which were not chosen for the pilot projects (Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico) are also analyzed. The concepts, definitions, and terms of reference of these surveys are summarized to show why their results are not easily compared. Also included is a document used as a basis for the discussions of a symposium organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Venezuelan Government in 1974 on science and technology statistics in Latin America. A selection of statistical tables for some Latin American countries is given in the appendix. (MH)
Descriptors: Employment Statistics, Engineers, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, Industry, Research, Science Education, Sciences, Scientific Personnel, Scientific Research, Scientists, Surveys, Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).